Stat Line of the Night — 12/13/2012 — Damian Lillard
Beating the San Antonio Spurs is no easy task, but the Portland Trail Blazers made it look pretty simple last night, thanks in large part to play of their rookie sensation, Damian Lillard.
The 2012 sixth-overall draft pick entered Thursday’s contest leading all NBA rookies in points per game, and he increased that gap by scoring a career-high 29 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists during the Blazers’ 98-90 victory.
Following that performance, Lillard is now averaging 18.9 points, 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in his first season in the NBA. Those numbers should earn him plenty of recognition when it comes time to vote for the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year. For now, he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, December 13, 2012.