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NBA world reacts to Damian Lillard's 71-point performance

Praise came quickly and frequently after Lillard's legendary feat was done.

Damian Lillard was all smiles after the best individual performance of his career.

Already a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, renowned clutch shot maker and newly minted Starry 3-Point Contest champion, Damian Lillard has no shortage of accolades or respect.

Yet no one could hide their stunned admiration when the Trail Blazers superstar went off for a career and franchise record-breaking 71 points on Sunday in Portland’s 131-114 victory over Houston. Lillard accomplished the feat in just under 40 minutes with an 80.4% true shooting percentage, making for one of the greatest shooting exhibitions in league history.

The NBA world voiced its awe of Lillard’s performance on social media, where homages to “Dame Time” were quick to come.