DeMar DeRozan powered the Raptors to a 100-91 win over the Wizards on Sunday, racking up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 36 minutes.
Advice: The Wizards had absolutely no answers for DeRozan, who consistently sliced through Washington's swiss cheese-like defense, generating a majority of his points directly under the rim. In fact, DeRozan iced the game with a ferocious slam (link below) during the closing minutes of the contest, and he shouldn't have much trouble keeping the good times rolling on Wednesday with a very favorable matchup against the Knicks in New York.
DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points Sunday, going 15 of 26 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 100-91. DeRozan pulled down eight rebounds and dished out six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 35:36 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. DeRozan went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Advice: The Raptors are off until Wednesday, when the visit New York, and DeRozan, who is shooting 60 percent in his last three games, had 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds in Friday's win over the Knicks.
DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points Friday on 10-of-16 shooting as the Toronto Raptors topped the New York Knicks 107-84. DeRozan grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 34:12 of playing time. He added one steal.
Advice: DeRozan has been so good lately that this was actually his lowest-scoring performance in eight games, a stretch during which he's averaged 27.3 points, five rebounds and nearly five assists. He's shot better than 60 percent in back-to-back games.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points Wednesday, going 11 of 18 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors topped the New Orleans Pelicans 125-116. DeRozan pulled down nine rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 33:30 of playing time. He added two steals. DeRozan went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Advice: As consistent a scorer there is, DeRozan has now put up 24 points or more in seven consecutive games and is averaging an excellent 28 over that period. The All-Star guard has upped some of his other numbers lately as well, having averaged 5.8 assists and five rebounds over his last four outings.
DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points Tuesday on 7-of-16 shooting as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Houston Rockets 129-113. DeRozan pulled down six rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 33:59 of playing time. He added one steal.
Advice: The Raptors are back on the court Wednesday in New Orleans for their first back-to-back of the season. He averaged 23.1 points in the second half of back-to-backs last season - 5.5 points fewer than what he averaged with a day off between games.
DeMar DeRozan hit 7-of-16 shots and 13-of-16 free throws on his way to 27 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's 129-113 win at Houston.
Advice: There's no real news here, as this is what he does, but the free throw attempts tied a season high and the 13 makes were just one off his season high. He's getting to the line a ton and has scored in double figures in every game this season. He's especially hot right now, having scored at least 24 points in each of his last six games. And while he didn't connect from downtown tonight (0-for-3), he'd hit at least one in four of his previous five games. In fact, DeRozan has launched 27 3-pointers in his last six games, hitting eight, and if that keeps up, he's got a good chance to set a career high in 3-pointers.
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points Sunday on 8-of-22 shooting as the Toronto Raptors lost to the Boston Celtics 95-94. DeRozan pulled down three rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 35:01 on the floor. He added one block. DeRozan went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Advice: DeRozan had 20 or more points for the seventh straight regular season game in Boston and is averaging 22 points in that stretch. The Raptors are in Houston on Tuesday, and DeRozan totaled 60 points in two games against the Rockets last season.
DeMar DeRozan went 8-of-22 from the field and 7-of-8 from the stripe on his way to 24 points during Sunday's 95-94 loss to the Celtics.
Advice: DeRozan added one 3-pointer, three rebounds, four assists, one block and three turnovers to his inefficient stat line, and as per usual, he finished the game by settling for a tightly contested jumper on Toronto's final possession that didn't really come close to going in. He also appeared to tweak his right wrist during the first half and also got hit in the jaw fighting through a hard Aron Baynes-screen, but he played through his various ailments, so he should be fine for Tuesday's game in Houston.
DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 33 points during a 122-118 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding two rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in two straight games and could match his career-long streak of three the next time out (2013). Threes storyline aside, the big reason DeRozan has been ripping it up on offense lately is how he's gone to the line at least 12 times in three of his previous four games. His assists are also trending up and he's played at least 36 minutes in each of his last four games, but he'll get a really tough matchup against the Celtics on Sunday.
DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points Thursday, going 10 of 23 from the field, as the Toronto Raptors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 122-118. DeRozan pulled down two rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 36:47 on the floor. He added one steal. DeRozan went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Advice: The Raptors are off until Sunday afternoon when they visit Boston, and in three games against the Celtics last season, DeRozan averaged 36 points.