PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (26-27) vs MILWAUKEE BUCKS (36-17)
Feb. 6, 2023 — Moda Center — 7:00 pm PST
Regular Season Game #54 — Home Game #26
TV: NBA TV, Root Sports Plus
RADIO: Rip City Radio 620 AM
ALL TIME: Bucks lead, 79-53
PORTLAND HOME: Trail Blazers lead, 35-30
MILWAUKEE HOME: Bucks lead, 49-18
- Portland and Milwaukee will meet for the second and final time of the regular season on Feb. 6 in Milwaukee.
- LAST MATCHUP: The Trail Blazers fell to the Bucks by a final score of 119-111 on Nov. 21 in Milwaukee. Anfernee Simons recorded a team-high 29 points (12-23 FG, 3-11 3P, 2-2 FT) to go along with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 37 minutes.
- THIS SEASON: Milwaukee leads the 2022-23 series between the Bucks and Trail Blazers, 1-0.
- LAST SEASON: The Trail Blazers tied the 2021-22 season series with the Bucks, 1-1.
- In 20 career games against Milwaukee, Jerami Grant has scored in double figures 14 times.
- Josh Hart averaged 17.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block last season against the Bucks.
- In 17 career games against Milwaukee, Damian Lillard has scored 20-plus points 10 times.
NEWS AND NOTES
TRIPLE THREAT: Portland has three players averaging 20 or more points this season: Damian Lillard (30.9), Anfernee Simons (22.0) and Jerami Grant (20.8). The Trail Blazers have never had a season in which three players were averaging 20-plus points.
40 PIECES: Damian Lillard finished with 40 points on Feb. 4 at Chicago, passing Shaquille O'Neal to tie Russell Westbrook at the No. 18 spot for the most games with 40 or more points in NBA history. Lillard had five 40-point games in January,
which was the most in the NBA.
Most Games with 40-Plus Points in NBA History:
- Adrian Dantley 52
- Russell Westbrook 50
- Damian Lillard 49
30-PLUS PERFORMANCES: Damian Lillard's 40 points at Chicago on Feb. 4 marked his 220th career game with 30- plus points, tying Dwyane Wade at the No. 30 spot for the most games with 30 or more points in NBA history. It was his 21st game with 30-plus points this season, tying LeBron James at the No. 6 spot for the most games with 30 or more points this season.
COMEBACK VICTORY: The Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point halftime deficit at Washington on Feb. 3, marking the team’s largest halftime comeback victory on the road since Jan. 6, 1994 against Charlotte, when they won after trailing by 20 at half.
IN GOOD COMPANY: Anfernee Simons shot 9-of-12 from three on Feb. 3 at Washington, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to record at least five games with nine-plus 3PM.
Most Career Games with Nine-Plus 3PM:
Steph Curry 38
Damian Lillard 12
Klay Thompson 10
James Harden 9
J.R. Smith 5
Anfernee Simons 5
RAINING THREES: Anfernee Simons recorded nine 3PM at Washington on Feb. 3, becoming the NBA leader for most games with seven or more 3PM in a half this season. There have been 12 halves in the league this season in which a player has had seven-plus 3PM, and Simons and Damian Lillard have five of them.
Most Games with Seven-Plus 3PM in a Half this Season:
Anfernee Simons 3 (2/3, 12/3, 10/28)
Damian Lillard 2 (12/12, 12/8)
Desmond Bane 1 (10/24)
Tyrese Maxey 1 (10/28)
MASSIVE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS: Damian Lillard recorded his 15th career game with 40-plus points and 10-plus assists when he posted 42 points and 10 assists at Memphis on Feb. 1, passing Jerry West for the fifth most in NBA history.
Most Games with 40-Plus Points and 10-Plus Assists:
- Oscar Robertson 46
- James Harden 31
- Nate Archibald 23
- Russell Westbrook 17
- Damian Lillard 15
- Jerry West 14
EFFICIENT SHOOTING: Damian Lillard's 42 points while shooting 10-21 from the field on Jan. 30 vs. Atlanta marked the third time this season that a Blazer has logged 42-plus points on 21 or fewer FGA (Lillard - Jan. 17 vs. Denver, Grant - Nov. 25 vs. New York Knicks). Portland is the only team with three such games by their players this season.
DAME DIMES: On Jan. 30 vs. Atlanta, Damian Lillard reached 5,000 career assists and passed Joe Johnson (5,001) to move up to the No. 71 spot on the NBA’s all-time assists list. He currently has 5,024 career assists.
NBA All-Time Leaders for Career Assists (Nos. 62-72):
- Rickey Green 5221
- Norm Van Lier 5217
- Kenny Anderson 5196
- Sleepy Floyd 5175
- José Calderón 5148
- Andre Iguodala 5133
- Raymond Felton 5096
- Ricky Rubio 5069
- Walt Frazier 5040
- Damian Lillard 5024
- Joe Johnson 5001
TOP DOLLA: Damian Lillard had the most efficient 60-point game in NBA history on Jan. 25 vs. Utah with an 89.8 TS%.
- Became first player in NBA history with three career games of 60 points, five assists and five rebounds.
- Was his second 50-plus-point game in January. He also had 50 against the Cavs on Jan. 12.
- Became the third oldest player (32) in NBA history with a 60-point game. Kobe Bryant had one at 37 and Steph Curry had one at 32.
- Was his fourth 60-point game of his career, tying Michael Jordan and James Harden for the third most all time (behind Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant).
- Became the fourth player to score 60 points on 70% shooting in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, David Thompson).
- Became the fourth player in NBA history to have a 60-point game while attempting 10 or fewer free throws (Wilt Chamberlain, Carmelo Anthony, Rick
- Was his 14th career 50-point game, tying LeBron James for second most among active players (James Harden, 23).
- Scored 20 consecutive points scored to close the third quarter, making him the only Trail Blazer in the last 25 seasons to score that many straight.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Trail Blazers 124, Bulls 116 -- February 4, 2023 -- United Center -- Game #53 (26-27, 12-16 Away)
Portland fell to Chicago by a final score of 129-121 to finish the team's three-game road trip 2-1 ... Damian Lillard tallied a game-high 40 points (12-21 FG, 5-12 3P, 11-11 FT) to go along with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41 minutes ... Anfernee Simons logged 27 points (10-18 FG, 5-12 3P, 2-2 FT) and five assists in 38 minutes ... Josh Hart posted 13 points (5-13 FG, 0-5 3P, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 34 minutes ... Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 36 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes ... Nikola Vucevic recorded a double-double for Chicago with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes.
Trail Blazers 124, Wizards 116 -- February 3, 2023 -- Capital One Arena -- Game #52 (26-26, 12-15 Away)
The Trail Blazers defeated the Wizards by a final score of 124-116 ... Portland overcame an 18-point halftime deficit, marking the team’s largest halftime comeback victory on the road since Jan. 6, 1994 against Charlotte ... Anfernee Simons finished with a team-high 33 points (11-19 FG, 9-12 3P, 2-2 FT) to go along with five rebounds, six assists and one steal in 37 minutes ... Damian Lillard posted 29 points (9-20 FG, 3-10 3P, 8-8 FT), three rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes ... Josh Hart recorded a season-high 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-5 3P, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes ... Trendon Watford recorded a season-high 21 points (9-12 FG, 2-2 3P, 1-1 FT) to go along with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes ... Bradley Beal led Washington with a game-high 34 points in 32 minutes.
Trail Blazers 122, Grizzlies 112 -- February 1, 2023 -- FedExForum -- Game #51 (25-26, 11-15 Away)
Portland defeated Memphis by a final score of 122-112 ... Damian Lillard tallied 42 points (11-22 FG, 5-13 3P, 15-16 FT), eight rebounds, 10 assists and one block in 40 minutes ... Anfernee Simons logged 26 points (10-18 FG, 3-7 3P, 3-3 FT) and four assists in 33 minutes ... Jerami Grant posted 18 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3P, 5-5 FT), three rebounds and one block in 20 minutes ... Drew Eubanks recorded 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes ... Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 32 points and 12 assists in 34 minutes.
Trail Blazers 129, Hawks 125 -- January 30, 2023 -- Moda Center -- Game #50 (24-26, 14-11 Home)
The Trail Blazers defeated the Hawks by a final score of 129-125 ... Damian Lillard posted a game-high 42 points (10-21 FG, 5-12 3P, 17-17 FT) to go along with six assists in 38 minutes ... Jerami Grant finished with 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3P, 2-2 FT) and two blocks in 35 minutes ... Anfernee Simons tallied 21 points (8-12 FG, 5-8 3P), seven assists and one block in 33 minutes ... Portland outscored Atlanta 14-2 in fast-break points ... Dejounte Murray led the Hawks with 40 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Trail Blazers 105, Raptors 123 -- January 28, 2023 -- Moda Center -- Game #49 (23-26, 13-11 Home)
Portland fell to Toronto by a final score of 123-105 ... Damian Lillard logged 30 points (10-20 FG, 2-9 3P, 8-9 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes ... Jerami Grant recorded 26 points (9-19 FG, 1-4 3P, 7-9 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes ... Anfernee Simons finished with 14 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3P), five rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes ... Precious Achiuwa led the Raptors with 27 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes.
Drew Eubanks (Left Lumbar Strain), and Gary Payton II (Non-covid Illness) are Probable while Jusuf Nurkic (Left Calf Strain), Ibou Badji (Left Knee Soreness), Greg Brown III (G League On Assignment) and Justise Winslow (Left Ankle Sprain) are OUT for Monday's game.
For the Bucks, Giannis Antentokounmpo (Right Knee Soreness) is PROBABLE and AJ Green (G League Two-Way), Serge Ibaka (Not With Team), and Bobby Portis (Right Knee MCL Sprain) are OUT.
Tip for Monday's game is scheduled for 7:00 pm PT. All Portland Trail Blazers regular season and preseason games will be broadcast on the Trail Blazers Broadcasting flagship station, Rip City Radio 620 AM. Travis Demers begins his fourth full season providing play-by-play commentary for all home and away games, with Michael Holton adding commentary.
On television, ROOT SPORTS PLUS will air 81 Trail Blazers regular season games featuring Kevin Calabro calling play-by-play, Lamar Hurd providing analysis and Brooke Olzendam reporting from the sideline. Between ROOT SPORTS PLUS, TNT and ESPN, all 82 regular season games will be televised. For all viewing visit www.trailblazers.com/watch.