On Friday, Lillard became first Blazer to have 40 points and 10 rebounds in the Moda Center.
“It’s always good to be the first one to do something,’’ Lillard said. “Especially being part of an organization I plan on being a part of for my entire career. It’s an honor, but I would have liked for it to be in a winning effort.”
Portland selected Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Weber State. He won the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year award.
Lillard agreed to a five-year, $120 million contract extension with Portland over the summer. He entered the 2015-16 season averaging 21.0 points, 6.1 assists and 1.0 steals in his three seasons.
The Trail Blazers are 16–24 on the season for 10th place in the Western Conference entering Monday night.
- Christopher Chavez