For the second time in 2020-21, Damian Lillard is the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week.
Lillard passed Clyde Drexler for the most Player of the Week honors for a Trail Blazer; Drexler had 10 with Portland.
Over the last three games, the Blazers star averaged 36.3 points, 12.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.33 steals per game.
He also shot 43.4 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from three and 94.7 from the free throw line per game. Lillard led the NBA in scoring (109 total points) for the week, and he was second in assists (38).
To recap, he led an 18-2 run — hitting all four of his three’s — in the final minutes against OKC to beat the Thunder. Then, Lillard scored 43 against New Orleans, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) layup, plus an and-one.
Unfortunately, the Blazers fell against the Wizards, but he kept his solid play going. Lillard finished with 35 points, 12 assists and six rebounds.
The five-time All Star has recorded at least 30 points, 10 assists and five made three’s in his last four games, which ties his own NBA record for the longest streak with those stats.
Overall this season, Lillard is averaging 30 points, 7.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game this season.
Lillard has won the Western Conference Player of the Week twice in each of the last two seasons. He’s won it three times in season once, 2018.
Brooklyn’s James Harden was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
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