While the Portland Trail Blazers got stomped on their home floor Friday night at the hands of the reigning NBA champions, it certainly wasn't due to a lack of effort from two-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard.
The 25-year-old Weber State product scored 40 points on 12-of-27 shooting from the field, 6-of-15 from 3-point range, and 10-of-12 from the charity stripe as the Trail Blazers fell 128-108 to the Golden State Warriors at the Moda Center.
Lillard also chipped in 10 assists, two steals, and two blocked shots in 37 minutes of action. It was the second time in his career he's scored 40 points and dished out 10 dimes in a game.
Lillard returned Monday from a seven-game hiatus due to plantar fasciitis - the first stretch of games he's missed since going sixth overall to Portland in the 2012 NBA Draft.