DeMar DeRozan has etched his name in the Raptors record books on Wednesday, becoming the franchise leader in points.
DeRozan hit a routine jump shot in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors, passing Chris Bosh’s previous franchise record of 10,275.
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It’s good riddance to Bosh, who spurned the Raptors for Miami more than six years ago.
DeRozan had 29 points on the night – he now has 10,290 all-time for the Raptors – and is on pace to have the best season of his eight-year career. With an average of 27.5 points per game, he ranks fifth in NBA average scoring.
The Raptors lost 121-111 to the Warriors, but still rank second in the Eastern Conference standings. After playing the best team in the league, Toronto will get a much easier matchup on Thursday, against the basement dwelling Phoenix Suns. The Raptors are halfway done their six-game western road trip and will play the Lakers and Spurs to begin 2017.