Nothing, it seems, will prevent the Trail Blazers from ending their once-promising season in bitter fashion.

But nothing, it seems, will prevent rookie Damian Lillard from continuing to make history as he and his teammates flounder.

The Blazers lost their 12th consecutive game Tuesday night, falling 93-77 to the Los Angeles Clippers before 19,183 at the Staples Center. But even in a forgettable game, Lillard gave a reason to remember, establishing a franchise record for three-pointers in a season.

“I think he’s had a remarkable season and it’s just one more thing that he can add to his resume,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I love it when records are broken. I think it’s good for the game, it’s good for the individual and (with) team records; I love breaking team records, too. Unfortunately, I think we’ve been breaking some bad ones.”

Stotts was referring to the Blazers’ losing streak, which is tied for the second-longest in franchise history — the 1985-86 team also lost 12 in a row — and is one game shy of equalling the franchise record set in 1971-72. But against the powerful Clippers (55-26), Lillard was able to provide one positive record during what has devolved into an awful closing stretch.

With 4:18 left in the first half, the 6-foot-3 point guard gathered a pass from fellow rookie Will Barton on the wing and hoisted a never-doubt-about-it swish that gave him 182 three-point makes this season. The shot moved Lillard past Damon Stoudamire, who made 181 threes in 2004-05, on the Blazers’ all-time list.

Lillard, who finished with 12 points and eight assists, did not deliver his most memorable performance of the season against the Clippers. And it was far from his best-shooting night — he made just 4 of 12 shots, including 2 of 7 threes. But, when factoring the performance into an 81-game body of work, it was historic.

“I know I’ve taken a lot of threes — I shoot the ball,” Lillard said, matter-of-factly. “So I’m just happy that I could make that amount.”