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Dame passes Dirk for 11th on the NBA's career three-pointers made list

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For the third game in a row, Damian Lillard has moved up a spot on the NBA's all-time made three-pointers made list.

Against the Utah Jazz on Thursday, he passed LeBron James for 13th all-time.

Against the Detroit Piston on Saturday, he moved up to 12th place, passing Joe Johnson.

On Sunday against the Miami Heat, he did it again.

At the 8:58 mark of the third quarter, Lillard drained his third three of the night. The made three was the 1,983rd of his career, passing Dirk Nowitzki's mark of 1,982 for 11th all-time in NBA history

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Lillard is third among active players and is the Trail Blazers all-time leader in made threes... and there are no signs of slowing down.

As of Sunday, here’s a list of every player in front of Lillard on the all-time list of three-pointers made (active players in bold):

  1. Ray Allen (2,973)
  2. Stephen Curry (2,709)
  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. Jason Kidd (1,988)
  11. Damian Lillard (1,983+)
  12. Dirk Nowitzki (1,982)
  13. Joe Johnson (1,978)
  14. LeBron James (1,973)
  15. J.J. Redick (1,935)

Lillard is now just six made threes away from a huge milestone: Passing Jason Kidd and becoming one of the Top-10 three-point shooters in NBA history.

This season Lillard is averaging 4.1 made threes per game, 29.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 35.9 minutes of action. He is shooting 44.2% from the field and 37.8% from three-point range. 

 

Last season, Lillard made a career-high 270 three-pointers, and did so in just 66 games. 

Heading into the game against the Heat, Lillard had connected on 204 three-pointers this season, the third-most in the league behind only Steph Curry (214) and Buddy Hield (213). No other players in the NBA have hit more than 180 this season, so this trio is the cream of the crop.

Damian Lillard is one of the best shooters in the league and the greatest three-point shooter in Blazers history. There is no doubt about it.

Congrats, Dame!