No surprise here!
Whether you say ‘Dame Time’ or ‘Lillard Time,’ the NBA world knows that Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard is a superstar and has been spectacular in the NBA restart.
And now it's official!
Saturday it was announced the league has named Lillard the NBA’s Bubble MVP with a unanimous vote, earning all 22-writers’ first place votes.
Lillard was also named to the All-Bubble Firs-Team, where he is joined by Devin Booker, TJ Warren, Luka Doncic, and James Harden.
Second-team honors include: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Caris LeVert, Michael Porter Jr.
Lillard has totaled 154 points over Portland’s final three seeding games while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and an efficient 48.8 percent from three point range to go along with his 9.0 assists per game.
In Portland’s eight seeding games, Lillard averaged 37.6 points (49.7% FG, 43.6% 3-PT, 88.8% FT), 4.3 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 1.38 steals and 41.7 minutes while leading the Trail Blazers to a 6-2 record and the eight seed in the Western Conference play-in.
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For the 2019-20 regular season, Lillard put up career highs of 30.0 points and 8.0 assists to go with 4.3 rebounds, 1.06 steals and 37.5 minutes in 66 games.
The five-time All-Star also finished the season ranked third in scoring, fifth in assists per game, first in minutes per game, tied for third in three-pointers made, fourth in free throws made (460), 10th in free throw percentage and 26th in three-point percentage.
And now we can add NBA Bubble MVP honors to Lillard's long list of accolades.