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Damian Lillard becomes Trail Blazers’ all-time leading scorer

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard passed Clyde Drexler as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Drexler had 18,040 points in 867 career games for Portland. Lillard surpassed that mark at 1:33 in the third quarter, with the first of two free throws that tied the game at 86.

Lillard finished the night with 28 points on 9-for-17 shooting, including 6-of-12 from deep, to go along with 3 rebounds and 6 assists. The Thunder beat the Blazers 123-121 on a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander buzzer-beater.

Lillard was playing in his 730th career game with Portland. He made his debut with the team on Oct. 31, 2012, against the Lakers.

A week ago, Lillard matched a career high with 11 3s on 17 attempts. And on Saturday night, he passed Jamal Crawford for eighth on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list.


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