Rapid Recap: DeRozan saves the Raptors

Not THE shot, but A shot. - USA TODAY Sports

Hitting the last second shot, DeMar DeRozan finally makes a clutch shot en route to a Raptors series sweep of the Orlando Magic

To be honest, there's a lot to be disappointed about in this game, DeRozan's shot not withstanding. A lot of mistakes were made. Glen Davis had 4 fouls in the 3rd, and the Raptors did not take advantage of this at all. They also gave up an 11 point lead.

Yes it was a back-to-back, but the Raptors almost squandered an opportunity yet again.

Raptors MVP: DeMar DeRozan

It's almost unfair to take the honours from Amir Johnson, but that last second fade-away shot was a shot to be rewarded.

Besides that, DeRozan scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, becoming the main offensive threat and the leading Raptor scorer for the game. What may be lost was how DeRozan was a facilitator for most of the game, leading his team with 7 assists.

Honorable Mention: Amir Johnson

Amir was the leading scorer for most the game and had a 21-10 night. The double-double was extremely important as the Raptors had let many rebounds slip through the cracks, especially since Orlando was shooting a paltry 43% from the field.

Not only that, but Johnson didn't register a single point in the 4th quarter, and carried the team throughout the first three quarters before DeRozan took over.

Least Effective Raptor: Landry Fields

Sitting out the entire fourth, Fields struggled to find any offensive flow throughout the game. Maybe he had trouble finding his legs because of his time off due to his injury. However, Fields was replaced by Ross in the fourth when he should have been one of our top contributors.

Bonehead Play of the Night: Ross fouls Reddick for a 4 point play

There were a lot, but Ross made the cardinal sin of fouling Reddick on the 3 point shot, giving him a four point play. He'll learn, but this one is going on his review film for sure.

Comment of the Game: via Hot Fuzz

"Please don't give it to derozan

Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan Please don’t give it to derozan"

Even funnier since seconds later, DeRozan would make the clutch shot to spite Hot Fuzz.

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