Damian Lillard passes teammate Carmelo Anthony for 40pt performances career total

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Damian Lillard passes teammate Carmelo Anthony for 40pt performances career total originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

It is safe to say that Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is having himself one of the best seasons of his entire career.

For the season, Lillard is averaging 29.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, and 8.0 apg while helping the Blazers to a 21-14 record.

He is also in the conversation for MVP talks this season behind Joel Embiid and LeBron James.

And Lillard continued that run on Thursday when he scored 44 points and had seven assists in the 123-119 win over the Sacramento Kings.

The 40 point game that Lillard had against the Kings was actually his 37th 40-point game.

Which moves him past his teammate, Carmelo Anthony, on the career list.

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Lillard moves up to 27th on the list, while Anthony still sits at 28th with 35 career 40 point games.

Anthony is obviously out of his prime, and the likelihood of him going for a 40 point game won’t happen anytime soon.

As for Lillard, it looks like he will be continuing to climb the ladder for years to come. 

Especially at the rate he is playing right now.

The Blazers have a much-needed break from play with the All-Star weekend taking place here soon.

Lillard, however, will be able to display his incredible offensive scoring ability this weekend when gets on the court in Atlanta.