While this isn’t the redemption he had in mind, Demar Derozan is making his presence felt in Game 2 versus the Brooklyn Nets with the vicious dunk down the middle of the lane. After blocking Terrence Ross’ floater, Mason Plumlee didn’t put himself in harms of of Derozan, the smart move.
Derozan’s play has been better than his Game 1 performance, but in the grand scheme of things, the shooting guard needs to get back on the same track he was on prior to the regular seasons end. With 20 points on 7-of-19 he’s playing well enough to keep the lead over the Brooklyn Nets, but he’s looking more like Raptors Rudy Gay rather than the guy who made the All-Star team.
With less than a minute left in the game, the Toronto Raptors are up two over the Brooklyn Nets. A win by the Raptors would tie the series 1-1 and a loss would put the team in a huge hole in an attempt to defeat a veteran-led squad.