DeRozan smashes Raptors scoring record in OT win over Bucks

Rosalie Gross
January 2, 2018

DeRozan also led the Raptors with eight assists while Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Fred VanVleet made a huge overtime three-pointer as part of an 11-point game.

The franchise single-game scoring record was held by Vince Carter and Terrence Ross.

It was not an easily-fought victory, however, as the Bucks forced the Raptors into overtime, but 26 points from Kyle Lowry also helped lift Toronto to their 12th home win in a row. Toronto is an National Basketball Association best 14-and-1 at home and improved to 25-and-10 overall.

DeRozan, a shooting guard, made 17 of 29 field-goal attempts and all 13 of his free throws.

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. 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.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Portland guard C.J. McCollum scored 25 of his 32 points after halftime, including the tiebreaking basket with 56.5 seconds remaining in overtime. Lillard is recovering from a right hamstring strain.

Jimmy Butler starred for the triumphant Timberwolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 30th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points for the Lakers, and Julius Randle had 15.

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. It's the second time in two weeks that DeRozan has set a career high in points. He hit two free throws 37 seconds later to reach the 50-point mark.

Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando, which has lost its last seven road games.

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