Damian Lillard went ballistic in Portland’s victory over the Houston Rockets. Lillard tied the game-high for the season in the NBA with his 71-point performance. Only Donovan Mitchell has scored that many points in a game this season. Lillard was an unreal 22/38 from the floor, including making 13 of his 22 three-point attempts. Lillard has 70-, 60-, and 50-point games in his career and is the Portland Trailblazers’ all-time leading scorer.
Lillard will likely go down as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. He’s currently 62nd on the all-time scoring list and looks like he will surpass Gail Goodrich’s 19,181-point total soon.
So naturally, the question arises, what all-time great Charlotte Hornet would be able to score 71 points in a game?