The Toronto Raptors came from behind in the fourth quarter to earn a huge 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, evening their first round playoff series as one game apiece as they head to Brooklyn for game three on Friday night.
DeRozan had a very poor game one, which really contributed to the Raptors’ 94-87 loss. DeRozan scored just 14 points on three-of-13 shooting, grabbed only two rebounds, dished out two assists and turned the ball over three times.
Through three quarters on Tuesday, it looked like DeRozan was well on his way to another bad game. He had just 13 points and the Raptors trailed by two entering the fourth quarter. That’s when DeRozan took over. He scored 17 of the Raptors’ 36 fourth quarter points, leading the rally.
DeRozan’s first points of the quarter came in style when he took a pass and drove through the lane, finishing with a vicious slam dunk that cut the Nets’ lead to one.
(Thanks to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated and Blazers’ Edge @BenGolliver)