Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard posted another signature performance against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, shredding defenders to the tune of 45 points, 12 assists and four rebounds with 11 three-pointers, tying a franchise record he currently owns.
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As the Blazers continue their push for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, it was only a matter of time before Lillard caught fire inside the NBA bubble.
Following Thursday night's win, the Blazers (32-38) now trail the Memphis Grizzlies by a half-game for the No.
The Phoenix Suns (30-39), who are undefeated since arriving in the bubble, sit 1.5 games behind Portland entering the home stretch of seeding games.