Damian Lillard is one of the best three-point shooters in the history of the league and he proved it once again on Sunday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
At the 6:28 mark of the third quarter, Lillard stepped back and drained his first three of the game. The three was the 1,931st of this career, passing J.R. Smith (1,930) for No.15 on the NBA's All-Time Three-Pointers Made list.
When it comes to making threes, Lillard is fifth among active players and is the Trail Blazers all-time leader.
As of Sunday, here’s a list of every player in front of Lillard on the all-time list of three-pointers made:
- Ray Allen (2,973)
- Stephen Curry (2,665)
- Reggie Miller (2,560)
- Kyle Korver (2,450)
- James Harden (2,436)
- Vince Carter (2,290)
- Jason Terry (2,282)
- Jamal Crawford (2,221)
- Paul Pierce (2,143)
- Jason Kidd (1,988)
- Dirk Nowitzki (1,982)
- Joe Johnson (1,978)
- LeBron James (1,962)
- J.J. Redick (1,935)
- Damian Lillard (1,931+)
Lillard is averaging 4.3 made threes per game this season, while LeBron James and J.J. Redick are averaging 2.4 and 1.6 respectively. Lillard will likely pass Redick in the coming days, and can catch up to James before the season ends.
This season, Lillard is averaging 29.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 8.0 assists in 36.0 minutes of action. He is shooting 44.3% from the field and 38.3% 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 Minnesota, Lillard had connected on 154 three-pointers this season, the second-most in the league behind only Steph Curry (176).
The greatest three-point shooter in Blazers history just keeps hitting 'em.