Blazers’ Damian Lillard sets NBA milestone after 40-point performance against the Kings

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Damian Lillard was unstoppable in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 132-126 comeback win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Blazers’ superstar registered a season-high 40 points and 13 assists with zero turnovers.

According to NBA.com, Dame became the first player ever to record such numbers without having a turnover in his stat line. He also had one rebound and three steals in 42 minutes of play.

Furthermore, Lillard and McCollum became the first Blazers’ duo to record 25+ points and 10+ assists in a game since Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter in 1992.

McCollum had another impressive performance this season with 28 points and 10 assists. The Blazers were able to return from a 20-point deficit early in the second quarter and secure their fourth consecutive win.

Terry Stotts’ team improved to 7-4 after their win over Sacramento. They have the chance to climb up the Western Conference rankings as they are about to play their next seven games in Portland.

Damian Lillard (40 PTS, 13 AST) and CJ McCollum (28 PTS, 10 AST) are the first @trailblazers duo with 25+ PTS and 10+ AST in a game since Clyde Drexler (34 PTS, 12 AST) and Terry Porter (25 PTS, 10 AST) on March 6, 1992. pic.twitter.com/IgSlxMFyx0

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