Damian Lillard’s 61-point performance lands the Blazers on the 8th seed

Damian Lillard's 61-point performance lands the Blazers to the 8th seed

Damian Lillard has put the Portland Trail Blazers on the 8th playoff seed in their 131-134 win against the Dallas Mavericks.

This has been a significant win for Portland as Damian Lillard showed up as he was able to carry the team with 61 points putting in this crazy highlight after a disappointing loss against the Los Angeles Clippers.

In addition to that amazing clutch play, he was also able to contribute to the defensive inn by drawing a charging foul, putting the Mavericks’ hopes of securing a win.

After the game, the Portland all-star commented on the crazy 3-point shot as he told reporters:

“I think that was my cousin, rest in peace Chef B — I think that was him dropping that in for me.”

Lillard also released a song that was also dedicated to his family as well as his late cousin Chef B.

The battle for the Western Conference 8th seed continues

While the Memphis Grizzlies received a loss in a must-win matchup against the Boston Celtics, it looks like their playoff chances have become slimmer as they face off the Milwaukee Bucks.

However, with the Giannis Antetokounmpo headbutt incident on Washington Wizards’ Moritz Wagner, there’s a chance that the season MVP candidate won’t be able to play against the Grizzlies.

The San Antonio Spurs have been quietly working in the NBA bubble as they just beat the Houston Rockets in a Texas showdown the other day with the rookie Keldon Johnson getting a career-high 24 points.

However, the main underdog of the NBA bubble has been the undefeated Phoenix Suns, securing their 7-0 record with a win against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Portland Trail Blazers will face off the Brooklyn Nets this week. If they manage to win, they are guaranteed a secured spot for the play-in tournament for the 8th seed.

Featured image courtesy of NBA on TNT/YouTube Screenshot

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