DeMar DeRozan goes off for franchise-record 52 points

Tonya Becker
January 2, 2018

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan became the first player in National Basketball Association history to score at least 50 points on New Year's Day and set a franchise record with 52 points in Monday's 131-127 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Having scored 30 points or more in eight games this season, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan did something he had never done before in his career Monday night.

DeRozan eclipsed marks set by Terrence Ross (2014) and Vince Carter (2000), making 17 of his 29 field goals to lead the way in the overtime thriller.

The Raptors also tied a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

Kicking off 2018: Toronto enters the new year with a 24-10 record, going an NBA-best 13-1 on the Air Canada Centre floor.

Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee with 29 and 25 points, respectively, with Antetokounmpo also accounting for nine rebounds and seven assists.

First meeting: Monday's game will be Toronto's first meeting with the Bucks since the two teams faced off in a first-round playoff series last April. Lowry knotted the game at 112-112 on a 3-pointer with 56.9 seconds remaining.

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.

Jimmy Butler starred for the triumphant Timberwolves. The Bucks had six players who scored in double figures, Khris Middleton adding 18 points, Thon Maker 16, Malcolm Brogdon 15 and John Henson ten.

The Lakers have lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. He's settling into top-40 value and will go higher if this 3-point barrage proves to be sustainable.

Caris LeVert also had 15 points, while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds and the tiebreaking free throw with 34.5 seconds remaining.

It was pointed out to DeMar DeRozan that the Raptors are about to face a hard stretch of the National Basketball Association schedule with some excellent teams ahead, including a playoff rematch with the Milwaukee Bucks to open the calendar year.

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