Damien Lillard Scores Point No. 3000 in 150th Career Appearance

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Damien Lillard Scores Point No. 3000 in 150th Career Appearance
Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had a milestone-filled night earlier this week, scoring career point No. 3,000 in his 150th NBA appearance during Tuesday's 120-115 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Despite hitting a pair of early-career milestones, Lillard would probably rather forget the game itself, as he made just one of his 11 three-point attempts in a 20-point, four-assist, five-turnover performance. He needed 21 field-goal attempts (seven successful) to reach that point total, while facing one of the two or three worst defensive teams in the league. He did hit four key free throws late in the overtime period, but the Trail Blazers never should have let the Bucks—owners of a league-worst 13-55 record—take it that far.

Luckily for Blazers fans, Lillard hasn't suffered through too many outings like Tuesday's since he was drafted by the team sixth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Per the Trail Blazers' official twitter account, the Weber State University product is the first NBA player since LeBron James in 2004-05 to record 3,000 points and 900 assists through 150 appearances.

Furthermore, Lillard is one of just three Trail Blazers to score 3,000 points in their first 150 career games, joining Sidney Wicks and Geoff Petrie, the latter of whom owns one of the 11 retired numbers in franchise history.

With the way things are going so far, Lillard just might be the last Trail Blazer to rock No. 0.

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