PORTLAND, Ore. —scored a season-high 60 points, hitting nine 3-pointers, and the beat the 134-124 on Wednesday night.
Lillard’s 60 points are tied for the second most in the NBA this season. had 71 in an overtime game for the against the on Jan. 3, and scored 60 in the ‘ OT victory over the on Dec. 27.
added 19 points to help Portland win its second straight game.
up 121-110, and the Blazers led comfortably the rest of the way.led the Jazz with 24 points. He had a layup followed by a tip shot with 5:20 left that got Utah to 115-108. Grant and had back-to-back dunks to put Portland
When Lillard came to the free throw line late in the game, the home crowd stood and chanted “MVP!” Lillard missed a jump shot with 29.1 seconds left that would have topped his career-best 61.
Lillard has four career games of 60 points or more. He has reached 61 twice.
He has also had 14 career 50-point games, tied withfor the second most among active players and trailing only (23).
After struggling for much of January, the Blazers were coming off a morale-boosting 147-127 victory over theon Monday.
Lillard had 26 points in the first half, hitting six 3s. He finished 21-of-29 from the field, 9-of-15 on 3s and 9-of-10 from the line. He’s the fourth player to score 60 points on 70% shooting from the field in NBA history, joining , and David Thompson.
He also had eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.