Watch: Russell Westbrook vs Damien Lillard — 40 Points Each

By Jim Liao
Jim Liao
Jim Liao
December 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Yesterday, we got an explosion from the point guard position in the Portland Trail Blazer’s 115-111 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The point guards featured were the Thunders’ Russell Westbrook and the Trail Blazers’ Damien Lillard. Due to a recent string of big games by each, the pair are fast becoming the 1-2 point guards in the top five point guard lists of many pundits.

And now this game gives even more fire to those pundits. Squaring off directly, not one, but both Westbrook and Lillard had 40 point games.

However, being different players with different playing styles, they each arrived at their 40 differently.

Lillard had a point-assist double double, adding 11 assists to go along with his 40 points, which he amased on 11/21 shooting, 10/11 free throw shooting, and 8/12 three point shooting.

Meanwhile, Westbrook hit 40 on 16/34 shooting and 7/9 free throw shooting while also double-doubling, adding 10 rebounds and 6 assists in his full stat line.

Lillard is now averaging 21.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 2.7 three-pointers a game on .462 field goal shooting while Westbrook is averaging 28.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game on a career high .463 field goal shooting.

The Thunder continue to play without Kevin Durant(ankle).

Jim Liao