DeRozan scores career high
DeMar DeRozan had himself a night on Monday that no other Toronto Raptor has had in the history of the team, as the All-Star scored a franchise record 52 points.
That was enough to push the Raptors past the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
DeRozan bested Vince Carter and Terrence Ross for the record, with the two former players having previously scored 51 points in a Raptors uniform.
The 28-year old shoot guard from Compton, Southern California also finished with eight assists and pulling down five rebounds for the game.
DeRozan was hot from the start of the game, as the shooting guard scored 21 points in the first quarter as well as scoring the first nine points of the game for Toronto.
The Raptors, 13/8 to win the Eastern Conference, continue to be one of the toughest home teams in all of the NBA, as the hosts set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory.
Toronto is currently 14-1 on the season within the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 25-10. Toronto is now on a two game winning streak and have won eight of their past ten contests.
The Bucks got a strong showing from Eric Bledsoe, as the 28-year old shooting guard from Birmingham, Alabama had a team high 29 points.
Milwaukee heads home to welcome the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, while the Raptors visit the Bulls in Chicago before travelling on to play the Bucks on Friday.
The Raptors are 10/1 to win the NBA with the Bucks 66/1 and the Boston Celtics 66/1.
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