DeMar DeRozan Scores 52 + The Top Scoring Performances In Raptors History
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DeMar DeRozan is averaging a Wilt-like 52 points per game in 2018! Granted, he’s only played one game in 2018 so far but his impressive 52 vs the Bucks deserves a lot of attention since it’s a career-high and shockingly a franchise-high for the Toronto Raptors.
The previous regular season franchise-record was 51 by former dunk champs Vince Carter and Terrence Ross. Vince Carter’s 51 came against the Suns way back in 2000 during his first game on national television; Terrence Ross’ 51 came in 2014, when he knocked down 10-of-17 threes.
DeRozan’s previous career-high was 45, waaaaaay back in….the final two weeks of 2017. In honor of DeMar’s big night, which also saw him dish out 8 assists and 5 boards in the win, here’s the highlights from the game and the other top scoring performances in Raptors’ history; three of the top five came against the Bucks.
DEROZAN: 52 IN 18
VINSANITY: 51 IN 00
ROSS: 51 IN 14
VINSANITY: 50 IN 01 PLAYOFFS
VINSANITY: 48 IN 00
CHARLIE VILLANUEVA: 48 IN 06
VINSANITY: 47 IN 00