DeMar DeRozan Jersey first-ever to post 50-point game on New Year’s Day

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, becoming the first player in NBA history to post a 50-point game on New Year’s Day.

He was playing with a lot of juice, Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. You could see the bounce in his step. Tonight, DeMar DeRozan played like a superstar.

Kids Shayne Corson Jersey DeRozan made 17 of 29 field goal attempts and shot 13-for-13 at the free throw line. His five 3-pointers were one shy of his career high. He scored the first nine points of the game and had 21 in the first quarter, the most by a Raptors player in a quarter this season.

He’s dangerous any time he puts on a uniform, Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. Now to be able to expand his range out to the 3-point line just makes the game easier for him.

DeRozan added 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block.

The new year has gotten off to a rough start for James Harden and the Rockets, while Stephen Curry is looking like he never left the Warriors. See where each team checks in as the calendar flips to 2018.

Ball has missed five games. He suffered his injury Dec. 23, when he got tangled up with Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic.

The Lakers (11-25) lost all five games without Ball by an average of 13.2 points. They have missed their rookie point guard’s ability to push and spread the ball around on offense, and his length and rebounding on defense.
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From the time he got hurt, I’ve said all along, whether he is making shots or not, the way he plays the game of basketball makes us a better team, Lakers coach Luke Walton said Tuesday. … Zo is someone that we believe makes big plays, winning plays. Whether it is a steal or a throw ahead to end a run, whatever it is, he is constantly making them throughout a game.

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