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Instant Replay: Damian Lillard Drops 60 On Utah Jazz

Jan 25, 2023, 10:41 PM | Updated: Jan 26, 2023, 4:11 pm

PORTLAND – In a match against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, former Weber State Wildcat Damian Lillard put up 60 points on 72% from the field.

Lillard was all over the court for Portland. Along with his 60 points, Lillard added 7 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals.

He shot 21 for 29 from the field and 9/15 from three.

Damian Lillard Wills Portland Past Utah

Lillard was hot from the very beginning. He scored the first two field goals for Portland, including a transition three.

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Lillard scored from all three levels all night long. He was constantly knifing through the Jazz’s defense for easy looks at the rim.

The Jazz held an 11-point lead at the beginning of the second quarter. Thanks to Lillard’s heroics, that lead was dropped to 2 by the half.

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The Trailblazers came all the way back to take a two-point lead, 66-64, at halftime. Lillard had 26 points in the first half.

Lillard went ballistic in the third quarter. He scored 20-straight points for Portland, 24 total in the quarter, to give him 50 points. But, there was still 12 minutes of basketball to be played.

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The 60-piece was Lillard’s season high, but he broke a different barrier along the way. He moved up to 6th all-time in 3-pointers made.

Lillard only scored 2 points in the first 8 minutes of the final quarter. He euro-stepped around the defense for his 54th point.

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Lillard finished with 60 points and the Trailblazers secured a 10-point win, 134-124.

The 60-point game was a season-high for Lillard. He was also one-point shy of tying his career-high, 61.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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