DeMar DeRozan first-ever to post 50-point game on New Year's Day

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DeMar DeRozan first-ever to post 50-point game on New Year's Day
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, becoming the first player in NBA history to post a 50-point game on New Year's Day. The Raptors won 131-127 in overtime. DeRozan was perhaps inspired by some other basketball history. He said he spent some time earlier in the day watching the final few minutes of Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, in which Hall of Famer Michael Jordan beat the Utah Jazz with a late jump shot, giving the Chicago Bulls their sixth title in eight seasons. "I remember being a kid and wishing to be in moments like that," DeRozan said. "When you come out here and you're in those moments, you've got to make the best out of them." DeRozan is the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more points in a game. The others are Vince Carter and Terrence Ross, who shared the previous franchise mark of 51. ... 
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