These 38 points didn’t come easy for DeMar DeRozan — Miami recognized DeRozan had the hot hand and threw a variety of defenders at him. And they got physical with him (the referees let them play a little).
DeRozan kept his head and kept attacking — he was 6-of-9 inside eight feet of the rim and 13-of-26 shooting total on the night. Of that, 22 of his shots were contested (a testament to the Miami defense), but he hit 12 of those looks with a defender in his shirt.
Toronto got the win 112-104, with it the Raptors remain just two games back of Cleveland for the top seed in the East.