Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

DeMar DeRozan goes off for franchise-record 52 points

DeMar DeRozan goes off for franchise-record 52 points

DeMar DeRozan has broken the Raptors' record for most points in a game by a single player as Toronto started the new year with a 131-127 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Giannis Antetokounmpo added 26 points with nine rebounds and seven assists. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points in the entertaining rematch between first-round playoff opponents from last season, a series Toronto won in six.

He scored 45 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in December, but he has been a bit inconsistent this season. Lillard is recovering from a right hamstring strain.

Kris Dunn claimed 22 points for the Bulls, but it was not enough and two misses late in the game sealed the victory for Portland.

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Joining Vince Carter and Terrence Ross in Toronto's 50-point club, DeRozan took over the game in overtime as the Raptors won their 12th straight home game.

The Lakers have lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Los Angeles shot just 30.8 per cent from three-point range, and Jordan Clarkston led the team with 20 points off the bench. But it wasn't all about the scoring for the USC product, as he also led the Raptors in assists with eight to go along with five rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 13 for the Nets, who opened the new year with a win after closing out 2017 with a 1-4 road trip.

The Bucks' reserves inched their team into the lead inside the second quarter, despite a mesmerizing five-point, two-assist stretch from Toronto reserve point guard Delon Wright, including some flashy passes and a heads-up interception for a dunk. Elfrid Payton added 17 points and Bismack Biyombo had 13 points and a season-high 17 boards.

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