He was snubbed from the NBA All-Star Game, so Dame Lillard used his first game back from the break to make a statement.
With the Golden State Warriors in town, the Portland Trail Blazers were being written off as an easy win for the defending champs, but they had other plans. Led by Lillard, the Blazers raced to a 42-31 first quarter lead, before the Warriors were able to close the gap to 6 points before the half. However, with a spirited defensive effort and dead-eye shooting by Lillard, the Blazers pulled away in the second half, coming away with an unlikely 137-105 victory. Lillard finished with a career-high 51 points, along with 7 assists and 6 steals.
Lillard's career-best performance fittingly went down in the "Rip City" adidas D Lillard 2.