Trail Blazers

Lillard earns Western Conference Player of the Week to close out the season

Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers closed out the 2020-21 regular season going 10-2 after dropping five-straight.

And in the final week of the season, Portland went 3-1 led by Trail Blazers all-star point guard Damian Lillard.

The NBA is now recognizing Lillard’s efforts in the final week of the season.

It was announced Monday that Lillard has earned NBA Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the week ending May 16.

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During that span, Lillard averaged 31.8 points (57.9% FG, 45.7% 3-PT) to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists.

With the three victories to end the year, the Trail Blazers secured their eighth-straight playoff appearance by clinching the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

This is the 12th time in Lillard’s career that he has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week, which is the most in franchise history.

 

After dropping 34 points against Houston on May 10, Lillard then scored 30 points to go along with six assists as the Trail Blazers handed the Jazz just their fifth home loss of the season.

Lillard followed that up with 41 points, five rebounds and five assists in a one-point loss at the Suns.

For the season, Lillard averaged 28.8 points, 7.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds. He finished the season ranked third in the NBA in scoring and seventh in assists.

The six-time All-Star also notched the second-most games of 30-plus points in the league with 35.

And now he can add one more Western Conference Player of the Week honor to this season's list of accolades. 

Congrats, Dame!