It came as most of his scoring does, from an area no longer valued by today’s NBA.But it was extremely fitting as that mid-range pull-up jumper that pushed DeMar DeRozan past Chris Bosh and made him the Toronto Raptors’ all-time leading scorer is exactly what has made DeRozan such a valuable commodity to the only NBA team he has ever played for.
The basket with 3:47 left in the second quarter gave him 15 points in the game and 10,276 for his career, one more than Bosh had in 509 games. DeRozan broke that mark in game No. 552.
Source: Mike Ganter of The Province
Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry Blasts Officiating After Loss to Rockets
For the second consecutive game, the coach opposing the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials. This time, it was New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry, who fired off against the referees following the Pelicans’ 107-101 home defeat.
“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, we try to play the right way, and we play our asses off,” Gentry said. “All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game. Not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game, where they call a 3-point foul from the corner.
Source: Stefano Fusaro of ESPN
Grizzlies End 19-Game Skid, Earn Win vs Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks: They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20, and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN