March 31, 2018, 10:49 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan put forth a valiant effort in Saturday's loss, finishing with 32 points (12-of-19 shooting, 8-of-10 from the line), seven rebounds, seven assists and a block.
DeRozan was Toronto's main source of offense but hit the skids late in the game when the Celtics switched to a 2-3 zone. Most of Toronto's plays were able to set DeRozan up with some driving lanes but when Boston packed the paint there was no counter-adjustment to help re-open those lanes or create notably open shots. He went 0-for-5 from deep in this one, an area where the Raptors as a whole were just 8-of-35. With the normally vaunted bench group completely off their games, DeRozan tried to take it upon himself to keep the Raptors afloat but just didn't have enough options to lead an effective attack. Credit Boston's defensive schemes, though they couldn't keep DDR from a productive fantasy night.