Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard Makes History with his Three-Point Shooting Against Warriors

Published 01/02/2021, 1:08 AM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) dribbles the ball as Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) defends during the first half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports


Damian Lillard is one of the most remarkable players in the NBA today. No matter the game, no matter the opposition, no distance is too much for Dame to shoot the ball. Damian Lillard is as close to a guaranteed three-point shot as possible. And now, he has made history with his three-point shooting.

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Dame makes history

In the Trailblazers game against the Golden State Warriors, Damian Lillard surpassed Rashad Lewis on the all-time list of most three-pointers. Damian Lillard is now 19th on the all-time list, just behind Warriors’ Klay Thompson. Given Thompson’s unfortunate injury ruling him out of the season, Lillard could surpass him before he returns.

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Additionally, Lillard further solidified his legacy in the Portland Trailblazers as he reached 15,000 points in the NBA. Lillard has been a phenomenal talent since he entered the league. Moreover, his scoring ability is among one of the best in the competition. For the past few seasons, Lillard has had stretches where he scores close to 40-50 points in a game.

Damian Lillard – three-point master

Lillard is one of the best shooters in the NBA today. He is perhaps one of the few players who can come close to Steph Curry when it comes to three-point shooting.

Lillard, much like Curry, can shoot the ball from anywhere on the court. Many NBA fans remember the iconic buzzer-beater he hit two years ago from deep to knock out the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs.

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Lillard’s shot over Paul George to send the Thunder home is one of the most memorable playoff moments in NBA history. That year, Lillard was able to lead the Trailblazers to the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. However, he could not get them past the incredibly strong Warriors team.

Dec 28, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) in the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 115-107. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Lillard played even better, making even more ridiculous shots. And when the NBA restarted in the Orlando Bubble, Lillard was one of the best players during the period. He even made a ridiculous shot on the court all the way from the NBA logo. For his performances, Lillard made the All-Bubble team.

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Where will Lillard end his career on the all-time three-point list? With his shooting prowess, it is not impossible for him to reach the top-10, especially if he continues playing the way he has.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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