Damian Lillard eclipses his own franchise record in consecutive free throws made

Ashley Young
·1 min read

Damian Lillard eclipses his franchise record in consecutive free throws made originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

It has been quite the Sunday night for Damian Lillard against the New York Knicks.

First, the Portland Trail Blazers 5x All-Star and eight-year pro passed Chauncey Billups and moved to No. 16 on the NBA all-time three-pointers made list (1,834 and counting). 

Then, Lillard broke another record, this time previously held by Lillard himself.

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Coming into tonight’s contest, he was 10 made free throws away from eclipsing his own franchise record for consecutive free throws made.

Lillard’s previous record was 64 from March 12-30, 2018.

Despite giving up a 25-point lead during the game, the Knicks stormed back and this one turned into who would make their free throws. Lucky for the Blazers, Lillard is really good from the free throw line.

He needed 10 consecutive and ended the game 11-of-11 from the line.

66 in a row and counting!

In his career, Lillard has been consistent from the charity stripe hitting 89.0% over his eight-year career. This season, he is averaging 94.5% from the FT line.

Next up: The Trail Blazers wrap-up what was slated to be a seven-game homestand Monday when the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town. Portland and OKC will tip-off at 7:00p.m. PST on NBCSNW.