November 4, 2016, 8:09 pm
DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points on 14-of-26 shooting (0-for-2 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds and four assists in the Raptors’ 96-87 win over the Heat on Friday.
DeRozan is the first player since Michael Jordan to score 30 or more points for his first five games and we’ve mentioned pretty constantly around here that we believed in his ability to push through the expectations of his contract. He’ll outperform his ADP this season by our projections and the early returns support that. Kyle Lowry hit just 4-of-15 shots but made his effort count with 13 points, two treys, eight boards, five assists, three steals and three blocks in the win.