Damian Lillard ties career high; brings the Blazers to the 8th place in the West

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Damian Lillard made another extraordinary performance and tied his career high, bringing the Portland Trail Blazers to the eighth place in the West.

Lillard posted a game-high 61 points (17/32 shooting, 9/17 from beyond the arc), along with five rebounds and eight assists, as the Blazers survived the late thriller against the Dallas Mavericks (134-131).

Portland improved to 34-39 and is now 8th in the West, 0.5 games above the Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.