Damian Lillard scored a career-high 71 points in a game against the Houston Rockets.
Lillard set a new franchise record for the Portland Trail Blazers, surpassing his own previous record of 61 points.
Lillard's 71-point performance is the second-highest in NBA history for a single game by a player on his birthday.
The Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets 124-123 in a close game.
Lillard's scoring spree included hitting 12 three-pointers, which tied the NBA record for most threes in a game.
Lillard also made all 17 of his free throw attempts during the game.
Lillard's 71-point game is the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season.
The win over the Rockets helped the Trail Blazers secure a spot in the play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs.
Lillard's performance earned him praise from fellow NBA players and coaches, who called him one of the best players in the league.
Lillard dedicated his historic performance to his family, saying that they motivate him to be the best player he can be.