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Dame passes Joe Johnson for 12th on NBA's career three-pointers list

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Another day. Another record for Damian Lillard.

The Trail Blazers star is one of the best three-point shooters to ever hit the court and he proved it once again on Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons.

Just one game ago, he passed LeBron James for 13th on the NBA' All-Time career made three-pointer list, and he moved even further up the list tonight. 

At the 4:52 mark of the third quarter, Lillard connected on his third three of the game. The three was the 1,979th of his career, passing Joe Johnson (1,978) for No.12 on the NBA's All-Time Three-Pointers Made list. 

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When it comes to making threes, Lillard is now third among active players and is the Trail Blazers all-time leader.

As of Saturday, here’s a list of every player in front of Lillard on the all-time list of three-pointers made:

  1. Ray Allen (2,973)
  2. Stephen Curry (2,701)
  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. Dirk Nowitzki (1,982)
  12. Damian Lillard (1,979+)
  13. Joe Johnson (1,978)
  14. LeBron James (1,973)
  15. J.J. Redick (1,935)

Lillard is now just four made threes away from passing Dirk Nowitzki for No.11 all-time.

The Blazers superstar is averaging 4.1 made threes per game this season and is just 10 made threes away from passing Jason Kidd and cracking the top-10 all-time.

This season, Lillard is averaging 29.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 35.9 minutes of action. He is shooting 44.2% from the field and 37.7% 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 Pistons, Lillard had connected on 200 three-pointers this season, the third-most in the league behind only Buddy Hield (209) and Steph Curry (206).

Damian Lillard is the greatest three-point shooter in Blazers history and there is no question about it.

Congrats, Dame!