DeMar DeRozan had a great second half.

He earned praise from his head coach who called him the single biggest factor in the Raptors' second half comeback before it fell just short in a 90-85 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

The problem was the first half when DeRozan was pointless on 0-for-4 shooting.

"I thought everyone was hesitant and tight in the first half,' head coach Dwane Casey said.

But no one seemed as hesitant as DeRozan who admitted this isn't the first time he has struggled early on.