Last night in the Spurs home opener against the
Tampa Bay Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan hit a milestone.
With his 27 points, DeMar DeRozan ended the night with an all-time total of 16,490, which knocked Tiny Archibald down and raised DeRozan to number 100 on the all-time NBA scorers list.
He is at risk of being knocked out of the Top 100 just as quickly as he got in considering Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was five points behind DeMar when the night began.
Either way, DeRozan notched another milestone in the win over the Raptors by tying Shawn Kemp for 62nd in all-time made free throws. DeMar made four of five against his former team giving him a grand total of 4,304. He is now just fifteen shy of Gail Goodrich and John Drew who are tied in the 60th spot.
Last year DeRozan was one of eight NBA players in the 25/5/5 club averaging over 25 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds per game. If shooting 50% or better field goal percentage is considered, the list narrows down to DeRozan and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Add 84.5% free throw shooting and the former Raptor is on a list all by himself.
DeRozan has added a three-point shot to his arsenal this season. Last night he hit three. Last season, he hit nine . . . total.
Don’t be surprised if DeMar has a banner year. There are surely more milestones to come.
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