NBA Star Drug-Tested After Scoring 71 Points In One Game

  • Seven-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard set a franchise record when he scored a career-best 71 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 131-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, but the celebrations were cut short when immediately after the game he had to submit to a drug test.
  • The crowd at the Moda Center broke out in “MVP” chants after Lillard, 32, broke his own franchise mark of 61 points and tied Donovan Mitchell for the most points in a game this season.
  • However, the celebrations would have to wait until after Lillard, who is surprisingly afraid of needles, had to give a blood-drawn drug test – a first in his career.
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