NBA Portland Trail Blazers ace Damian Lillard scored 60 points, including 9 3-pointers, against the Utah Jazz and scored 60 or more points for the 4th time in his career, standing shoulder to shoulder with Michael Jordan.
Portland defeated Utah 134-124 thanks to Lillard’s one-man show (60 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals) in the 2022-23 NBA regular season home game held at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, USA on the 26th (Korean time).
Lillard showed a keen sense of shooting, recording a field goal rate of 72.4%. He also made 9 out of 15 3-pointers (60%) to the rim. Lillard was on fire, but in the first half, it was a Utah atmosphere where Lauri Makanen (24 points), Colin Sexton (19 points), and Malik Beasley (10 points) played evenly. Portland trailed by 12 points in the middle of the second quarter, but ended the first half with 66-64 thanks to the performance of Lillard, who scored 17 points on 4 3-pointers in the second quarter alone. Lillard spewed more fire in the third quarter. He scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, to the rim. Thanks to this, Portland ran away with a 16-point lead at the end of the third quarter and foresaw victory.
This is the fourth time Lillard has scored 60 or more points in a game. In NBA history, Wilt Chamberlain (32 times) and Kobe Bryant (6 times) have scored more than 60 points in more games than Lillard. James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers) and Michael Jordan tied for third with Lillard. “If you play for the team, these results follow,” Lillard said after the game. Portland, who won two games in a row, was ranked 12th in the West with 23 wins and 25 losses. Utah (25-26) is 10th in the West.
In the clash between the 2nd place Philadelphia 76ers (31-16) in the East and the Brooklyn Nets (29-18), 4th in the East, Tyrese Maxey (27 points, 6 3-pointers) took the lead, followed by Joel Embiid (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Harden Philadelphia, backed by (23 points, 5 3-point shots, 7 assists), won 137-133. Philadelphia has won 6 in a row. In Brooklyn, Seth Curry (32 points, 7 3-pointers), Kyrie Irving 토토사이트, and Nick Claxton (25 points, 11 rebounds) struggled, but they played a dragged game overall and pondered the defeat. It was a pity that Kevin Durant, who left due to a knee injury, was vacant.
In the confrontation between Denver Nuggets (34-15), ranked 1st in the West, and Milwaukee Bucks (31-17), ranked 3rd in the East, Milwaukee, who took the lead in air defense with 33 points and 14 rebounds, took the victory 107-99. . The Memphis Grizzlies, second in the West, were caught 120-122 by the defending champion Golden State Warriors and recorded 31-17, failing to close the gap with Denver. Golden State is 8th in the West with 24 wins and 24 losses.