The Portland Trail Blazers are surely feeling pretty good right now because they just won back-to-back games against the Dallas Mavericks.
Once again, the Blazers have been relying on their biggest star, Damian Lillard.
Lillard, now in his 10th year in the NBA, has been on fire lately.
Dame last 5 games:
Leading the Trail Blazers in PPG, APG and 3PM this season. pic.twitter.com/oIhY2bKRus
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 17, 2023
Over the last 5 games, he has averaged 38 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.6 three-pointers on 53.1% from the field.
Lillard now leads his team in points, assists, and threes made this season.
This is not a bit surprising coming from Lillard, who has long been called one of the best guards in the NBA.
It’s wild to think that he is scoring 28.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists a game at this point in his career.
It’s also wild that he’s still the best guy on his squad.
That is a point of contention for many Blazers fans who wish the front office would do more to give Lillard reinforcements.
For years now, Blazers fans have seen Lillard thriving alongside a group of teammates trying to keep up.
And for years now, Portland has consistently come up short.
Some people feel that Lillard will be leaving the team soon if it doesn’t find great success.
But that rumor has been floating around for years and Lillard has only grown more committed to his crew.
The Blazers will be starting a home-game stretch against the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, and others in a few days.
Will Lillard be able to keep up with these astonishing numbers?