April 27, 2017, 7:41 pm
DeMar DeRozan hit a number of clutch buckets in Thursday’s Game 6 victory, finishing with 32 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals on 12-of-24 from the field.
DeRozan played 40 minutes and also hit 8-of-9 from the line. He got things going early on when Milwaukee got an early lead and sparked Toronto’s comeback and dealt the death knell with a jam in traffic in the final minute after the Bucks erased a 25-point deficit. The five steals are nice, but fantasy players shouldn’t expect that to happen again anytime soon. It was a terrific night from DeRozan, who was able to slice and dice his way to the cup for a handful of acrobatic finishes through Milwaukee’s lanky defenders, seeming to get a big bucket whenever Toronto needed a reassuring presence. He should have a much easier time against Cleveland’s more traditional wing defenders than he did with the octopod-esque Bucks.