Damian Lillard set a franchise record for the most three-pointers in a single game, coming against the Orlando Magic.
The Portland Trail Blazers forward record 41 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. His performance included a new franchise record for the most made three-pointers in a game. Lillard recorded ten three-pointers in the game to break the previous record that was shared by himself and Nicolas Batum.
Lillard had previously shared the record with Batum of nine 3-pointers in a single game. But now, he owns the record for most threes in a game along with the most all-time in Blazers franchise history.
Damian Lillard set the Trail Blazers franchise record with 10 3-pt FG, and did it in only 3 quarters.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 29, 2018
Lillard is the 4th player in the last 5 seasons with 10 threes through 3 quarters. He joins Stephen Curry (done 5 times), Klay Thompson (3) and Kemba Walker.
Another record was broken by Lillard's performance against the Magic. He set the franchise record for the most three-pointers in a quarter as well. His seven three-pointers in the third quarter broke the record set by, Clifford Robinson, back in 1997.
The 23 points that Lillard scored sparked his Blazers on a comeback after they were down 63 to 55 coming out of halftime. Thanks to Lillard, the Blazers were able to outscore the Magic by a score of 40 to 21 in the third quarter.
It was very important for the Blazers to be leading the game heading into the fourth quarter because they have a record of 0-7 when they're trailing going into it. The Blazers were able to complete the comeback by defeating the Magic 115 to 112.
The three-time All-Star has been inconsistent at times this season. Lillard is averaging 27 points per game. But, in seven out of the 21 games he has played this season he failed to produce over 25 points.
However, his Blazers' teammates have been able to pick up the slack when he has had an off-night offensively. The Blazers have only lost in three out of those seven games where he has had an under-performing game.
With the win against the Magic, the Blazers now own a record of 13-8. Which puts them in third place in the Northwest division, and fifth overall in the Western Conference. They will need Lillard to perform more consistently this season if the Blazers will have any chance at making a deep playoff run.
WHAT THIS MEANS
With his performance against the Magic, Lillard has just reconfirmed that he is one of the greatest to ever suit up in a Blazers uniform. He leads the franchise in career three-pointers made and attempted.
He also ranks third all-time in franchise history in both career assists and points. With him only at 28-years-old and under contract through the 2020-21 season, he has a very good chance at owning the record for most points in a career in franchise history.