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Dame becomes second-fastest in NBA history to hit 2,000 threes

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Damian Lillard is one of the greatest three-point shooters in the history of the NBA, this we know. 

He is the Blazers all-time leader in three-pointers made and currently has the 10th most threes in the history of the NBA. 

On Tuesday, he reached another milestone.

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In the third quarter against the Pacers, Lillard hit his third three of the game. The bucket was the 2,000th three of Dame's career. 

Dame is just 10th player to ever hit 2,000 threes in their career, and he reached the milestone in the second-fastest time ever. 

Lillard hit the mark in the 671st game of his career. The fastest to ever to reach the 2,000 mark is Golden State's Stephen Curry, who did so in just 597 games.

When it comes to career threes made, Lillard is third among active players with no signs of slowing down.

As of Tuesday, here’s the Top-10 all-time in  three-pointers made (active players in bold):

  1. Ray Allen (2,973)
  2. Stephen Curry (2,768)
  3. Reggie Miller (2,560)
  4. Kyle Korver (2,450)
  5. James Harden (2,441)
  6. Vince Carter (2,290)
  7. Jason Terry (2,282)
  8. Jamal Crawford (2,221)
  9. Paul Pierce (2,143)
  10. Damian Lillard (2,000+)

Dame needs just 143 more made threes to pass Celtics legend Paul Pierce for No. 9 all-time.

Lillard is averaging 4.0 made threes per game, 28.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in 36.0 minutes per game. He is shooting 43.4% from the field and 37.4% from three-point range. 

Heading into the game against the Pacers, Lillard had connected on 221 three-pointers this season, the third-most in the league behind only Steph Curry (273) and Buddy Hield (242). Lillard, Curry, Hield, and Miami's Duncan Robinson are the only players in the NBA to hit 200 or more threes so far this season. Next on the list is Brooklyn's Joe Harris at 191. 

 

Damian Lillard is the greatest three-point shooter in Blazers history and one of the best in the entire history of the league.  

Congrats, Dame!