The Milwaukee Bucks played once again on Sunday night against the Houston Rockets after winning on Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons and Damian Lillard went off once again for the Bucks. He scored 39 points for Milwaukee in a 128-119 win over Houston.
This is the ninth time this season that Damian Lillard has scored 30 or more points in a game for the Milwaukee Bucks. In those games, he scores 30 or more points, and the Bucks have a 9-0 record, according to Statmuse.
Lillard in the contest against the Rockets also grabbed five rebounds, recorded 11 assists, and also recorded three steals. This season, Milwaukee has a 19-7 record and Houston dropped to 13-10 on the season with the loss.
Lillard shot 57.9% from the field (11-of-19) in the game, he also shot 62.5% from three (5-of-8) and also shot 92.3% (12-of-13) from the free throw line. He and Giannis Antetokounmpo have played well together this season.
Damian Lillard Will Have More 30 Point Games This Season for the Milwaukee Bucks and It Will Be a Thing of Beauty
Lillard has done it nine times in 26 games for the Bucks. It is quite possible he will do it 15-20 times before the end of the season. This season, Lillard is averaging 25.8 PPG, which is ranked 12th in the NBA. His teammate, Giannis Antetokunmpo on Sunday night scored 26 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and recorded three assists.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.4 PPG this season in the NBA, which is ranked third in the NBA. Having two top 15 PPG players in the NBA will go a long way for the Bucks moving forward. This is why many people view them as NBA title contenders this season.
The Bucks don’t have a great defense, but Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring a high amount of points on a night-to-night basis is going to give them a great chance to win. Lillard has been quite the acquisition for this basketball team over the course of this season and this is why they traded away Jrue Holiday in that three-team deal in the offseason. The next game for Milwaukee will be against the San Antonio Spurs (4-21) on Tuesday night at home also.