Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week, according to NBA.com. It is the first time this season Lillard has received the honor, and it is the seventh time in his career. His performances against the Nets, Hawks, and Pistons garnered the award for the week ending March 31.
With 31 points and 12 assists in a double-overtime victory over the Nets on March 25, Lillard recorded his 20th career game of at least 30 points and 10 assists, passing Clyde Drexler for the most such games in franchise history (19). Lillard netted 36 points (13-25 FG, 4-10 3-PT, 6-6 FT), including 18 points in the first quarter, at Atlanta on March 29, leading Portland to its season-high sixth straight win. It was the 26th time this season that Lillard scored at least 30 points.
The team tweeted out confirmation today as well:
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