Damian Lillard went nuclear on Wednesday night, dropping 60 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in a 134-124 win over the Utah Jazz.
Lillard is now tied for third all-time in 60 point games with Michael Jordan and James Harden. They trail only Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain.
Here’s how the NBA world reacted to Dame’s epic performance:
— Book (@DevinBook) January 26, 2023
I wasn’t going to tweet tonight… but Dame Dolla left me no damn choice!!! That 60 piece wing dinner he dropped tonight about to have me ordering room service. Don’t judge me and Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 26, 2023
We can only pray that Portland's bench will be bad enough to give Dame a chance for 60
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) January 26, 2023
me when it hit me that dame scored 60 tonight on just 29 shots
— mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) January 26, 2023
Dame is still in his prime pic.twitter.com/8e1K8x2IOT
— 𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘦_𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦 ⌚️ (@Dame_Time1023) January 26, 2023
Masterful performance by Dame pic.twitter.com/UX6cIv0BTu
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 26, 2023
NBA history: @Dame_Lillard just had the most efficient 60+ point game of all time.
Among all players to drop at least 60 points, nobody had ever done it on 88% true shooting or better.
Dame’s 60 points on 89.8% TS eclipses James Harden’s 60 on 87.9% TS from 2019.
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) January 26, 2023
'Hey Dame, how many points do you have to score to allow the Blazers to actually win?'
— theScore Bet (@theScoreBet) January 26, 2023
Dame pulls up so early and casually after crossing half-court that even the cameraman is surprised pic.twitter.com/mAhtSywicy
— hoops bot (@hoops_bot) January 26, 2023
how dame walked to the bench at the end of the 3rd quarter pic.twitter.com/RSvl0F7mX8
— COURT$IDE KEV (@KEVNDU) January 26, 2023