Raptors news: DeMar DeRozan ties Vince Carter in number of 30-point games
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DeMar DeRozan ties Vince Carter in number of 30-point games

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The Toronto Raptors are on the right path not just because they’re the No. 2 seed in the east, but their shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is also having a constant taste of luck (or talent) by his side.

The 28-year-old Raptor surpassed Vince Carter during their 131-127 win over the Milwaukee Bucks last Monday. He scored 52 points in the overtime game which made him go past Vince Carter’s 51-point game record.

DeRozan shot 58.6 percent from the field with his 17-of-29 shooting. He also had a 55.6 percent shooting from the three-point line having made 5-of-9. This is the team’s third 50-point game made by a player, together with Terrence Ross and Carter.

The three-time NBA All-Star started the game with a blast contributing a whopping 21 points in the first quarter. His 15 clutch points in the fourth quarter and overtime also played a big part in the Raptors’ victory that night.

Now, DeRozan joins the elite squad of players who made more than 50 points in a single game this season. James Harden, LeBron James, and Bradley Beal are in that squad.

But it isn’t only an achievement for DeRozan, but for the entire team as well. It was the Raptors’ 12th straight home win contributing to a 25-10 record.

Now, they’re one of the top three teams this season together with the Celtics’ 30-10 and the Cavs’ 24-12.