8) Lillard bags his first triple-double
On Jan. 29, 2020, the Moda Center bore witness to another chapter in Damian Lillard’s illustrious career. Squaring off against the formidable Houston Rockets, Lillard showcased a masterclass in basketball versatility, recording his maiden triple-double with a stellar 36 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
Adding to the spectacle, he drained two audacious near-logo 3-pointers, further electrifying the atmosphere.
This remarkable achievement wasn’t an isolated incident. It came on the heels of an impressive run of games that saw Lillard crowned the Western Conference Player of the Week. During this stretch, he dazzled fans with a jaw-dropping 61-point explosion against the Golden State Warriors and followed it with a 50-point spectacle against the Indiana Pacers.
Securing his first of three triple-doubles in a Blazers jersey wasn’t just about the numbers; it reflected Lillard’s multifaceted game. It underscored his ability to impact various aspects of a match, from scoring to playmaking to rebounding.
This performance solidified Lillard’s reputation as a scorer and a complete player capable of single-handedly steering the course of a game and leaving an indelible mark on the NBA landscape.