Damian Lillard Scores Franchise Record 71 Points, Wins February 2023 Hickok Belt(R) Award

Damian Lillard leads team in scoring - Sets franchise record - Scores career high 71 points in a single game
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - March 15, 2023 - PRLog -- Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been named the Hickok Belt(R) Award winner for the month of February 2023. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected the 32 year old superstar who performed brilliantly throughout the month when he recorded an amazing amount of points, triple doubles, rebounds and assists. Then, on February 26th he became the eighth player in NBA history to score a career high 71 or more points in a single game and set a Trail Blazers franchise high record, 13 three pointers in a 131-114 win over the Houston Rockets. He is the eighth player in NBA history with a 70 point game. Damian Lillard is a prolific force and continues to perform on a high level for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Other finalists for the month of February in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., (auto racing), Luka Doncic (basketball), Connor McDavid (hockey), Linus Ullmark (hockey) and Martha Bassino (skiing) - TIE, Jon Rahm (golf), Scottie Scheffler (golf), Emmanuel Navarette (boxing) and E.J. Tackett (bowling).

Lillard's selection as the Hickok Belt(R) winner for the month of February not only recognizes him as "the best of the best" in professional sports for the month, it also makes him the second candidate eligible to receive the 2023 overall award, joining Mikaela Shiffrin and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.

To learn more about the Hickok Belt(R) Award and its rich history, please visit www.hickokbelt.com.

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