Raptors defy Lillard record and stay on top of it
Damian Lillard set a new record in the game against Toronto Raptors. Nevertheless, the Portland Trail Blazers end up losing out.
For Damian Lillard, the game of his Portland Trail Blazers against the Toronto Raptors was a roller coaster ride of emotions. At the 105:130 bankruptcy of his team, Lillard not only managed a double double double with 32 points, three rebounds and three assists, the 27-year-old was also his team’s top scorer.
With its performance, the Point Guard achieved a historic brand. He is now one of eight players in NBA history to have earned 10,000 points and 2,500 assists in their first six seasons. In addition to Lillard, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Larry Bird also belong to this select club.
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But his team could not buy anything from these figures. The Trail Blazers were already trailing 52:74 in the first half. Despite improved performance after the break, the Raptors were out of range.
For the Toronto team, DeMar DeRozan was the top player with 35 points. In addition to DeRozan, another five players scored double-digit points.
The Raptors in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35:16 stay close to the leading Boston Celtics. In the next match Memphis Grizzlies are waiting for the Canadian team. The Trail Blazers were 29 victories and 23 defeats in sixth place at the Western Conference. For them, the next game will be against Celtics (NBA schedule).
The Golden State Warriors also had reason to celebrate against the Sacramento Kings with a 119:104 victory. After the bankruptcy against Utah Jazz, the defending champion is back on the road to success.
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Kevin Durant was once again the star performer among the Warriors. The Small Forward scored 33 points. Steph Curry with 23 points and Klay Thompson with 20 points also made a major contribution to the success of their team (NBA table).
With 18 points Zach Randolph was the most successful thrower at the Kings.
In the conference duel between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans, the Pelicans prevailed with 114:100.
Anthony Davis had a special evening. The Pelicans’ Power Forward scored 43 points, overtaking David West as the record holder of his franchise,”That’s great! I owe this to my boys, who put me in a position to score so many points,”said Davis after the match.