DeMar DeRozan has reached a new high becoming the first player in 30 years to score 30-plus points in the first five games to start the NBA season.
DeRozan finds himself in good company, as Michael Jordan was the last player to do the same back in 1986.
At this point and time, DeRozan is averaging 36.2 points per game, which makes him the NBA’s scoring leader of this young 2016-2017 season.
The native of Compton, California is now playing in his eighth season and he has managed to score 40 points twice leading the Toronto Raptors to four wins and just one loss.
The team’s only loss was to the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, October 28th.
DeMar DeRozan posted 34 points in a 96-87 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night (November 4th).
Games played: 5
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 5, 2016