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DeRozan scores franchise-high 52, Raptors beat Bucks 131-127

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan spent his New Year's Day watching basketball history and making some, too.

DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory.

DeRozan said he spent some time earlier in the day watching the final few minutes of Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, in which Hall of Famer Michael Jordan beat the Utah Jazz with a late jump shot, giving the Chicago Bulls their sixth title in eight seasons.

''I remember being a kid and wishing to be in moments like that,'' DeRozan said. ''When you come out here and you're in those moments, you've got to make the best out of them.''

DeRozan sure did, becoming the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more in a single game. The others are Vince Carter and Terrence Ross, who each had 51.

''I for sure wanted to beat T-Ross,'' DeRozan joked about eclipsing his former teammate.

DeRozan scored the first nine points of the game and had 21 in the first, the most by a Raptors player in a single quarter this season.

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

DeRozan made 17 of 29 field-goal attempts and went 13 for 13 at the free-throw line. His five 3-pointers were one shy of his career high.

''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.''

Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors, who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between Jan. 18 and March 6, 2016. Toronto is an NBA-best 14-1 at home.

Eric Bledsoe scored 29 points, including 11 in overtime, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 for the Bucks, who had won their previous two. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points in the entertaining rematch between first-round playoff opponents from last season, a series Toronto won in six.

Fred VanVleet gave Toronto the lead for good with a 3-pointer at 3:51 of overtime, and DeRozan followed with a jump shot, making it 121-117 Raptors.

DeRozan made a pair of free throws to tie it at 114 with 37 seconds left in regulation, and Toronto got the ball back when Lowry stripped Matthew Dellavedova. Lowry's 3-point attempt with the shot clock winding down missed the rim, giving the Bucks 3.2 seconds to try to win it. With DeRozan defending him, Malcolm Brogdon couldn't get a shot off before the buzzer sounded, sending it to overtime.

''We were looking at Khris and Giannis,'' Kidd said. ''We had two options and Malcolm was the safety. We knew they were going to switch, we just didn't make the right read.''

TIP-INS

Bucks: Milwaukee assigned F Jabari Parker to their G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd. Parker, who also practiced with the Herd last month, has not played this season as he recovers from left knee surgery. ... Brogdon had 15 points. ... Dellavedova had a season-high 10 assists.

Raptors: Lowry holds the Raptors record for points in a quarter, scoring 22 in the fourth during a win at Atlanta on Dec. 2, 2015. ... Toronto has won nine straight against Eastern Conference opponents.

SIGN OF THE TIMES

A smiling Jonas Valanciunas interrupted DeRozan's postgame scrum by standing behind his teammate and holding up a hand-lettered sign reading ''52.''

ON POINT

After blocking Bledsoe's fast-break layup attempt in the first, Ibaka celebrated by pointing at the Milwaukee bench.

UP NEXT

Bucks: Host Indiana on Wednesday. It's the first of four meetings this season between the Central Division rivals.

Raptors: Visit the Bulls on Wednesday. Toronto has lost six straight in Chicago, last winning there on Dec. 31, 2013.

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Key Players
G. Antetokounmpo
34 PF
D. DeRozan
10 SG
34.4 Min. Per Game 34.4
24.1 Pts. Per Game 24.1
4.9 Ast. Per Game 4.9
4.3 Reb. Per Game 4.3
54.5 Field Goal % 48.5
54.6 Three Point % 48.1
77.7 Free Throw % 82.4
  Team rebound 0:00
  Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 DeMar DeRozan made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
+ 1 DeMar DeRozan made 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:06
+ 2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made alley-oop shot, assist by Matthew Dellavedova 0:07
+ 1 Fred VanVleet made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
  Team rebound 0:09
  Fred VanVleet missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:09
+ 3 Eric Bledsoe made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:10
Team Stats
Points 127 131
Field Goals 44-93 (47.3%) 45-91 (49.5%)
3-Pointers 13-27 (48.1%) 14-33 (42.4%)
Free Throws 26-28 (92.9%) 27-33 (81.8%)
Total Rebounds 54 49
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 33 34
Team 11 9
Assists 27 25
Steals 9 8
Blocks 3 8
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST
52 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Bucks 19-16 3026283013127
home team logo Raptors 25-10 3525282617131
Team Stats
away team logo Bucks 19-16 118.0 PPG 50.4 RPG 26.3 APG
home team logo Raptors 25-10 115.8 PPG 45.5 RPG 25.3 APG
Key Players
E. Bledsoe PG 16.2 PPG 4.4 RPG 5.8 APG 50.6 FG%
D. DeRozan SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
E. Bledsoe PG 29 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
D. DeRozan SG 52 PTS 5 REB 8 AST
47.3 FG% 49.5
48.1 3PT FG% 42.4
92.9 FT% 81.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Bledsoe 34 29 7 3 4 0 5 3 9/15 5/7 6/6 1 6 41 -9
G. Antetokounmpo 41 26 9 7 0 0 0 4 9/18 1/3 7/9 2 7 49 -6
K. Middleton 43 18 3 2 2 1 2 4 7/17 0/4 4/4 0 3 26 -8
J. Henson 25 10 7 2 0 1 1 3 4/8 0/0 2/2 3 4 21 -9
T. Snell 18 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 4 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Bledsoe 34 29 7 3 4 0 5 3 9/15 5/7 6/6 1 6 41 -9
G. Antetokounmpo 41 26 9 7 0 0 0 4 9/18 1/3 7/9 2 7 49 -6
K. Middleton 43 18 3 2 2 1 2 4 7/17 0/4 4/4 0 3 26 -8
J. Henson 25 10 7 2 0 1 1 3 4/8 0/0 2/2 3 4 21 -9
T. Snell 18 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 4 -15
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Maker 18 16 4 1 1 1 1 3 4/8 3/4 5/5 0 4 23 +6
M. Brogdon 39 15 6 2 1 0 3 4 7/13 1/2 0/0 3 3 23 +9
M. Dellavedova 28 6 5 10 0 0 1 2 2/5 2/4 0/0 1 4 30 +5
S. Kilpatrick 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/2 2/2 0 0 5 +4
J. Terry 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +3
D. Liggins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teletovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bolomboy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 127 43 27 9 3 14 23 44/93 13/27 26/28 10 33 222 -20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 43 52 5 8 1 1 2 4 17/29 5/9 13/13 1 4 73 +9
K. Lowry 41 26 6 6 1 1 3 5 7/13 5/10 7/10 1 5 43 +11
S. Ibaka 37 11 8 2 2 4 2 2 5/19 0/5 1/1 2 6 27 +8
J. Valanciunas 16 6 5 0 0 0 1 1 2/3 0/0 2/2 0 5 10 +7
O. Anunoby 34 1 6 2 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 6 10 +16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. DeRozan 43 52 5 8 1 1 2 4 17/29 5/9 13/13 1 4 73 +9
K. Lowry 41 26 6 6 1 1 3 5 7/13 5/10 7/10 1 5 43 +11
S. Ibaka 37 11 8 2 2 4 2 2 5/19 0/5 1/1 2 6 27 +8
J. Valanciunas 16 6 5 0 0 0 1 1 2/3 0/0 2/2 0 5 10 +7
O. Anunoby 34 1 6 2 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 6 10 +16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
F. VanVleet 21 11 2 2 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/3 1/2 0 2 17 -6
D. Wright 19 8 1 2 1 2 1 0 3/7 0/2 2/3 0 1 15 +2
C. Miles 17 8 4 1 1 0 0 2 3/7 2/4 0/0 0 4 15 -12
J. Poeltl 17 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 1 11 -7
P. Siakam 16 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 0 4 -8
L. Nogueira - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Powell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 131 40 25 8 8 12 20 45/91 14/33 27/33 6 34 225 +20