Heading into the final game of the season the playoff match up for the Portland Trail Blazers had already been set by tip off. However, yet to be decided were a couple of Blazers records and achievements, particularly focused on Damian Lillard.
On Wednesday night Lillard took over sole possession of the Trail Blazers franchise record for career three-pointers made. Wesley Matthews held the record previously with 826 made three-pointers, which was achieved in 359 games as a Blazer. Damian Lillard broke the record in 320 games.
In typical Lillard fashion, he didn't just settle for a single achievement. With that made 3-pointer he also secured at least a 25 point per game average for the season. Becoming just the 3rd Trail Blazer ever to do so, going Clyde Drexler and Kiki Vandeweghe.
Damian Lillard is the third Trail Blazer to average 25+ points in a season – Drexler (3, 1991-92/1988-89/1987-88) and Vandeweghe (1986-87).— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) April 14, 2016
As his evening wound down, he couldn't resist passing one more classic Blazer name.
With his fifth assist tonight, Damian Lillard ties Jim Paxson for sixth place on Portland’s all-time list for assists (2,007).— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) April 14, 2016