Blazers Win 42 Games After Fan Tweeted Damian Lillard About Losing His House

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVMay 17, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard runs upcourt after scoring against the Utah Jazz during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Never a doubt.

Well, maybe there was when the Portland Trail Blazers fell to 32-28 on April 25 with a fifth straight loss, but Damian Lillard helped lead his team to 42 wins on the season. That is particularly notable for one fan who tweeted at the six-time All-Star on April 18 that they needed the team to win 42 games to save their house:

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

Say less https://t.co/MK3dmgswqI

LordTreeSap @LordTreeSap

Dame how is your hamstring? I need you guys to win 42 games this year or I lose my house. Huge fan even if I’m in the mansion or homeless 🤝

Fortunately for that fan, Portland finished the season with a 10-2 stretch and clinched 42 wins on the season with Sunday's 132-116 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Now, Lillard wants to see the end result for the fan:

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

Lol let me see the ticket bro https://t.co/MK3dmgswqI

LordTreeSap @LordTreeSap

This ones for Howie RIP! Thank you @trailblazers @Dame_Lillard #42Gems https://t.co/82unaFNpgM pic.twitter.com/dFUTu0cfg2

More importantly for the Trail Blazers, they avoided the Western Conference play-in tournament with the win and can now turn their attention toward a potential deep playoff run as a dangerous opponent for the higher seeds.

With Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic and Norman Powell, Portland has the firepower to hang with any team.

And it had enough firepower to get to 42 wins.


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