Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/13
The best of the best The Portland Trail Blazers visited ORACLE Arena Jan. 11 in a matchup with the Golden State Warriors, and if you haven’t heard about Damian Lillard’s performance, let me be the first to tell you that he absolutely torched the opposing defense. Having shot 7-of-12 from the three-point line, Damian Lillard finished with a career-high 37 points in his return to Oakland—the city where he was raised. Damian Lillard had his best performance yet against the Golden State Warriors (Photo: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) But the question here isn’t whether or not Lillard had a great game—he did, and there’s no denying that. The question is, was it the best performance of the entire 2012-13 season for Rip City? 5. J.J. Hickson (Nov. 12, 2012 vs. Atlanta Hawks), LaMarcus Aldridge (Dec. 10, 2012 vs. Toronto Raptors) In true double-double fashion, LaMarcus Aldridge and J.J. Hickson both get the nod for the No. 5 spot. We all knew that J.J. Hickson was going to be an energy guy, ...
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