Damian Lillard is one of the best three-point shooters in the history of the league and he proved it once again on Thursday night against the Utah Jazz.
At the 11:06 mark of the first quarter, Lillard stepped back and drained his first three of the game. The three was the 1,974th of this career, passing LeBron James (1,973) for No.13 on the NBA's All-Time Three-Pointers Made list.
When it comes to making threes, Lillard is now third among active players and is the Trail Blazers all-time leader.
As of Thursday, 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 (2,696)
- Reggie Miller (2,560)
- Kyle Korver (2,450)
- James Harden (2,441)
- 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)
- Damian Lillard (1,974+)
- LeBron James (1,973)
- J.J. Redick (1,935)
Lillard is now just five made threes away from passing Joe Johnson for No.12 all-time.
The Blazers superstar is averaging 4.1 made threes per game this season and is just 16 made threes away from passing Jason Kidd and cracking the top-10 all-time. At his current pace, we will likely be on record watch when the Blazers return home for a three-game homestand on April 10.
This season, Lillard is averaging 29.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 35.9 minutes of action. He is shooting 44.3% from the field and 38% 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 Jazz, Lillard had connected on 197 three-pointers this season, the third-most in the league behind only Buddy Hield (204) and Steph Curry (201).
The greatest three-point shooter in Blazers history just keeps hitting 'em.