DeRozan contributed 32 points (12-24 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-9 FT), five steals, four rebounds and three assists across 40 minutes during Thursday's 92-89 Game 6 victory over the Bucks. DeRozan carried the scoring workload for the Raptors, as no other player on the squad contributed more than 13 points on route to eliminating the Bucks from the playoffs. In addition to his offensive showing, DeRozan also contributed a season-high five steals, helping hold down the fort on defense. Though the swingman shot just 42.2 percent from the field in the series coming into Thursday's contest, he was being checked by the lengthy defensive presences of Tony Snell, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo. As the Raptors move on to face the Cavaliers in the next round, it seems unlikely that DeRozan will have to deal with as many mismatches as he did against the Bucks, possibly allowing him to have a more efficient campaign against the defending NBA Champions.
DeRozan scored 33 points (12-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-9 FT) while adding nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in 40 minutes during Saturday's 87-76 Game 4 win over the Bucks. He just about single-handedly evened the series Saturday, leading the Raptors in points, boards, assists and steals while taking and making over half of their free throws. A huge effort from DeRozan should have been predictable, as it's the fourth time in his career he's followed up a postseason game in which he scored less than 10 points with one in which he poured in more than 30.
DeRozan was limited to eight points (0-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT) and two rebounds across 31 minutes Thursday in a 104-77 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of the series. As has been the case all season, DeRozan was able to pick up some easy points at the free-throw line in Game 3, but the lengthy Bucks defense ensured he received few clean looks from the field, resulting in the All-Star turning in his worst shooting night of the season. It was the first time DeRozan had failed to knock down a shot from the field since January 2015, in a game against these same Bucks in Milwaukee. It's clearly not a favorable matchup for DeRozan, who is now shooting 34.0 percent from the field and averaging 19.3 points per game in the series, both of which are well below his season marks.
DeRozan scored 23 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding seven rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 106-100 Game 2 win over the Bucks. The 27-year-old wasn't as aggressive in getting to the rim this time out, as reflected in his free-throw attempts, but DeRozan still scored 20 or more points for the third straight postseason game and ninth time in his last 11 playoff contests. Expect him to continue filling up the basket as the series shifts to Milwaukee.
DeRozan scored 27 points (7-21 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 13-14 FT) while adding eight rebounds and an assist in 39 minutes during Saturday's 97-83 Game 1 loss to the Bucks. The 27-year-old did his best to end the Raptors' losing streak in playoff Game 1's, attacking the rim with a fury in the first half, but the Bucks defense shut down Toronto's entire offense after the break, DeRozan included. After averaging a career-high 27,3 points per game during the regular season, expect DeRozan to continue producing at a high level in the playoffs.
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