NBA Game Notes (Feb. 8, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on February 8, 2023.
Damian Lillard recorded just his second career triple-double, compiling 33 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Golden State Warriors 125-122. It’s the 44th time Lillard has recorded at 30-point, 10-assist game, one more such game than all other players in franchise history combined.
Lillard shot just 8-21 from the field (38.1%), but made all 16 of his free throws. It’s the 11th time Lillard has made at least 15 free throws in a game without a miss. The only player in NBA history with more such games is James Harden (14).
Lillard has scored at least 24 points in each of his last 17 games, averaging 36.7 PPG and 7.5 APG with shooting percentages of 50.6% from the field, 37.1% from 3-point range, and 95.0% from the free throw line over that span.
The Warriors’ Klay Thomspon scored 31 points, but did not make a trip to the free throw line for the second straight game. He’s scored a total of 73 points in those games, the most in NBA history over a two-game span in which a player did not attempt a free throw:
73 — Klay Thompson (Feb. 6 & 8, 2023)
71 — D’Angelo Russell (Jan. 18 & 21, 2019)
64 — JR Smith (April 4 & 6, 2014)
Thompson is the fourth player in NBA history to record back-to-back 30 point games without attempting a free throw, joining Russell, Smith, and Ryan Anderson (Nov. 18 & 20, 2015).
Jordan Poole scored a game-high 38 points and dished out seven assists for the Warriors. Poole shot 13-25 from the field — including 7-12 from 3-point range — and made all five of his free throws.
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