Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard dropped a career-high 60 points in their 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Lillard has scored over 20 points in all eight games this season and averages 37.5 points per game. He has scored 300 points in just eight games.
Spencer Dinwiddie bagged 34 points, while Kyrie Irving scored 33 for the Nets to hand Portland to its fourth consecutive loss. Lillard created a franchise record with the highest-scoring game of the season in the NBA. He shot 19-of-33 from the field, 7-of-16 from three-point line and made all 15 of his free throws.
Irving who is the second-leading scorer in the NBA played his part in the guard matchup for the Nets. He had nine fourth-quarter points and a shot to put the Nets up 117-112 with 17.8 seconds left.
CJ McCollum had a poor outing for Portland as he missed 14 of his first 16 shots and finished with only eight points on 4-of-19 shooting. Hassan Whiteside had 15 rebounds and 10 points whereas Anfernee Simons scored 15 points off the bench.
Due to back spasms, starting small forward Rodney Hood had left the game in the first quarter and did not return. As a result, first-round pick Nassir Little got the opportunity to make his NBA debut. Little got a block and a basket during his first NBA outing which helped Portland to cut what had been a 10-point lead down to five. He ended the game with eight points and three rebounds.
The Nets started a five-game road trip in Portland and will face the Phoenix Suns on November 10 before travelling to Utah to face the Jazz on Tuesday, November 12.