Damian Lillard makes history with torrid 6-game stretch

NBA.com staff and Twitter reports
Feb 2, 2020 2:33 AM ET

Damian Lillard's historic scoring run continues with 51 points against Utah.

"I've never been in this type of rhythm in my life."

Indeed, Damian Lillard. In fact, very, very few NBA players ever have.

The Portland Trail Blazers star continued his scorching scoring run Saturday with yet another masterpiece, lighting up the Utah Jazz for 51 points.

It marked his fourth 50-point game of the season, which is impressive enough. But three of those have come in the past six contests, a jaw-dropping stretch also featuring 48-, 47- and 36-point outings.

Lillard is averaging 48.8 points over those six games, one of the most prodigious scoring spans in recent NBA history.

But wait, there's more!

Lillard has 49 3-pointers during his streak, the most of any six-game stretch in NBA history. And he's not just gunning, either. With 12 assists against the Jazz, Lillard is also averaging 10.2 assists, making him the first player in league annals to average at least 45 points and 10 assists over six games.

And the cherry on top: Lillard has been hyper-efficient, shooting 54.8 percent overall, 57 percent on 3-pointers and 92.3 percent from the foul line.

Remarkable stuff, to say the least. Next up? Against the Nuggets on Tuesday, against whom Lillard has scored 32 and 13 in two previous meetings, with the latter tied for his third-lowest output of the season.

The way he's going, however, that would be an average quarter.

Most Points Over 6 Games, Last 20 Seasons

Total PTS PPG Avg. FGAs Total 3s FG% 3PT% FT%
James Harden (Jan. 2019) 299 49.8 32.2 31 45.1 30.1 89.5
Kobe Bryant (Jan. 2007) 293 48.8 32.0 21 52.1 42.9 91.1
Damian Lillard (Current) 293 48.8 28.0 49 54.8 57.0 92.3

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