Raptors' DeMar DeRozan breaks Vince Carter's franchise record for 30-point games

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points Friday to break a long-standing record held by franchise icon Vince Carter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

One week after tying Vince Carter’s Toronto Raptors record for the most 30-point games in a season, DeMar DeRozan finished the job. DeRozan dropped 38 points in Toronto’s win over Miami on Friday, marking the 31st time this season the All-Star guard reached the 30-point plateau.

The All-Star guard scored the milestone bucket late in the fourth quarter when he was sent to the free-throw line where he’s scored so many of his points. Though the record-breaking basket wasn’t the most exciting play, DeRozan definitely dazzled on his historic night.

Something about Friday nights gets the 27-year-old DeRozan going. It was the ninth time this season the former USC Trojan went for over 30 on a Friday, and his 29-point average on Fridays marks his highest scoring average of any day of the week.

Scoring big hasn’t just helped DeRozan’s individual accolades, as the Raptors are 24-7 in games where the former first-round pick goes for 30 or more.

The milestone night is yet another feather in the cap for the Raptors star guard, who’s averaging a career-best 27 points per game on 46.5 percent shooting.

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