Portland Trailblazers Point Guard, Damian Lillard made history over the weekend.
Dame D.O.L.L.A.’s 293 points in his last six games ties with Kobe Bryant for the most by any player in the past 20 seasons. On Saturday, Lillard dropped 51 points and 12 assists against the Utah Jazz.
According to Elias Sports, he’s the first player in NBA history to average 45 points and 10 assists in a six-game span.
“Teams are trying to get more aggressive and make it harder for me,” Lillard said to ESPN. “I’m just making the plays that I see. When I see them being aggressive, I’m not backing out. I’m going to continue being aggressive against it instead of just giving in to it.”
Bryant’s six-game streak ran from March 15-25, 2007 starting with a modest 25 points against the Denver Nuggets. The Black Mamba then executed four straight 50-point games before capping off his run with 43 points against the Golden State Warriors.
On the eve of the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Lillard joins LeBron James in keeping Kobe’s legacy alive.
James passed Bryant for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list on January 26th, 2020.