On draft night, fans around the league were puzzled when the Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes with the No. overall pick over Jalen Suggs. Since then, the former Florida State star has done nothing but prove the doubters wrong.
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points -- 11 in the fourth quarter -- and the visiting Chicago Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors 111-108 on Monday night. DeRozan, a former Raptor, made three important jump shots late in the fourth quarter after the Raptors had cut the lead to two. Toronto's Fred VanVleet missed a 3-point attempt in the final second in an attempt to tie the game.
The 2021-22 NBA season is less than a week old, but that’s never stopped anyone from overreacting before. Heck, one game doesn’t seem to stop anyone overreacting! That’s why we turn to our trusted, level-headed friends who run their various power rankings polls each Monday — surely, they won’t let a small sample size adversely affect their judgment!