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Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups says Damian Lillard’s 71 points vs. the Houston Rockets last night was a clear-cut example of why the 7x All-Star is a Top 75 player of all-time.

(via Portland Trail Blazers): 

“He just did what great players and leaders do. Dame is not Top 75 for no reason, he’s still got a lot of years to play to be honored like that. Sometimes you have to poke your chest out and show it, not just talk about it, and that’s what he’s all about. He’s talked to you guys a lot about how important right now is to him and the present time is to him, and time and time again, he comes out and he just proves it and shows us.”