DeMar DeRozan had arguably the best playoff game of his career Saturday night, pouring in 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting as his Toronto Raptors got on the board in their East final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a repudiation of the prevailing narrative going into Game 3 of the series, which suggested the Raptors had been utterly demoralized by the first two games of the series - won by the Cavs by a combined 50 points - and were effectively capitulating. DeRozan's backcourt mate Kyle Lowry, who's been the Raptors' beating heart all season, was even accused of quitting on the team when he briefly retreated to the locker room during Game 2 to get a hold of himself.
DeRozan: Only way for Raptors to quiet critics was 'go out and play'
The Score | May 22