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Damian Lillard Becomes Fastest Trail Blazer to 10,000 Career Points

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Lillard is just the seventh player in franchise history to reach the milestone.

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After just 441 career games with the Portland Trail Blazers, guard Damian Lillard has surpassed 10,000 career points. Lillard is the fastest in Blazer history to do so, reaching the milestone quicker than Clyde Drexler, who took 500 career games.

Lillard entered Friday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors only needing 12 points to reach 10,000. He captured the milestone on this bucket:

Update: Lillard passed Jim Paxson for sixth in franchise history with this 3-pointer:

Jim Paxson, who scored 10,003 points with Portland, stands sixth all-time in franchise history for points. Jerome Kersey stands fifth in Blazer history with 10,067 points.

Cliff Robinson (10,405), Terry Porter (11,330), LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562) and Clyde Drexer (18,040) round out the top four scorers in franchise history.

Lillard was drafted by the Blazers with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Here is what he told The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman after his pre-draft workout:

”You won’t have to worry about me checking out when things get bad. I’m a team-first guy. And you’re not going to see me in the news. I won’t be a problem for the organization. I’m going to be on the up and up.”

He’s lived up to those promises, and even more, on his way to 10,000 career points.