DeRozan, 28, says he never forgets where he came from and has a tradition before every game.
Dragic had a big game for Miami, scoring 24 points on 10 of 21 shooting with 12 rebounds. LeBron James became the first player in National Basketball Association history to score at least 35 points in every game of a four-game playoff sweep. Rodney McGrudger is out until April with a stress fracture in his left leg. Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry exited Monday's game with a tailbone injury and had X-rays. These are young players, and they need to learn how to finish, but the talent is there. Bam Adebayo recorded 16 points and career bests of 15 rebounds and five blocked shots, Ellington scored 15 points, and Hassan Whiteside contributed 13 points and 15 rebounds. DeRozan had 35 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists in the victory. DeRozan shot lights out, almost tying his career-best in three-pointers made.
Tempers flared between the two teams in a very physical game. He converted the shot and free throw to give the Raptors the lead for good, winning 114-113 in a close victory.
They should also be highly motivated to rebound from the rout against a Raptors team 2.5 games ahead of them in the standings.
In games where they allow below 100 points, Brooklyn is 10-1 and Toronto is 11-3.
Toronto averages 5.8 blocks per game, which ranks second in the league.
The Nets overcame a nine-point Toronto lead in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then held a one-point lead with 42.8 seconds left on a layup by Spencer Dinwiddie, who had a career-high 31 points.
The inefficient offense of Brooklyn will battle against the top-notch defense of Toronto.
Before practice in Toronto on Wednesday, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue showed his team video of the first quarter against Minnesota. The under is 8-0 in the last eight Miami Tuesday games.
The two battled hard against each other two springs ago when the Heat and Raptors met in the second round, each getting hurt in a gruelling series that went seven games.
Max Allegri of Juventus and Luis Enrique , who quit as Barcelona boss previous year , are the leading contenders to replace him. The Premier League champions are expecting Antonio Conte to call it quits after the ongoing campaign.
Geological Survey, the nonprofit Planetary Science Institute, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas. In 2008, researchers even captured a full-scale avalanche on Mars as it plunged down a 2,300-foot slope into a valley.
A Bloomberg poll projected Infosys net profit and revenue at Rs 3,610 crore and Rs 17,842 crore respectively in Q3FY18. The company's dollar revenue growth stood at 1 per cent and constant currency revenue at 0.8 per cent QoQ.
In The Darkest Shore , you'll run into new types of zombies which will be faster, smarter, and more aggressive than ever before. Activision has just released a new trailer to whet your appetite and to showcase some of what is to come once this is released.
However, monthly core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.3%, following a 0.1% advance in November. Excluding food and energy prices, core producer prices still dipped by 0.1% in December following a 0.3% increase in November.
A gunman opened fire at a Sunday service killing 26 people and injuring 20 more in Sutherland Springs, Texas , on November 5. Ryland's stepmother, Joann Lookingbill Ward, was among the dead as well as her daughters Brooke, 5, and Emily, 7.
Angela Merkel is heading into the final day of make-or-break negotiations to determine her future as Germany's leader. A new coalition government would see Merkel at the helm of Europe's biggest economy for a fourth term in office.
Stephen Curry passed Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant in overall voting and would be team captain if votes ended today. For the last two frontcourt spots, I chose Anthony Davis who is now second in frontcourt voting and Pual George.
In the receiving end, Keelan Cole posted 715 yards and three touchdowns while Marqise lee added 702 yards and three touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 300 yards, but he also threw five interceptions and did not have a touchdown pass.
On Thursday, the TV host announced on both her show and Twitter that her father passed away earlier this week at the age of 92. Notaro is also a frequent guest on Ellen , and she said DeGeneres had one request for her Tonight Show appearance.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be unveiled next month at MWC 2018 which starts on February 26. The image, which has surfaced on Reddit, details various key specifications of the Galaxy S9.
Facebook trialling Instagram to WhatsApp posts
You will also be able to see all the hashtags your friends follow just like how you can see which accounts they follow. The Instagram Story which will be posted on Instagram will be posted as a WhatsApp status like the rest of WhatsApp .
Power restored at Consumer Electronics Show
CES, celebrating its 51st birthday, has more exhibitors than ever this year - 4,000 from 150 countries. At Intel's booth , a woman played the violin to entertain the attendees caught in the dark.
Even Jeff Sessions' home state of Alabama supports legal weed
According to the numbers, 60.2% of respondents in Alabama support cannabis legalization, for medical and/or recreational use. It's taking away the rights of states to have a say in regulation, which apparently has angered conservatives and liberals.
Canada Draws Line in Trade Dispute with Trump
Freeland insisted NAFTA talks are on a separate track from the ongoing dispute with the USA over softwood lumber. On NAFTA, Freeland said she remains optimistic that a deal can be reached.
Cruise AV: GM Removes the Steering Wheel
If NHTSA gives the approval, General Motors Co . will still require permission from states to run the cars without steering wheel. It has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to test the robocars.
Everton readying £20 million offer for Arsenal attacker
Tosun told the club's official website: "I can say that I am a very good and risky striker when I am in the penalty box". Asked if the move was motivated by Walcott's global ambitions, Wenger said: "Yeah of course, everyone wants to play".
Seal Just Called Out Oprah over Harvey Weinstein
Seal has accused Oprah Winfrey of knowing about Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual abuse in an Instagram post . In fact, Model Chrissy Teigen came to Winfrey's defense and hit the singer with the best response.
Armed Robbers Steal Jewelry Worth $5m From Ritz Paris Hotel
Three suspects inside threw bags of goods out a window to at least two accomplices outside, according to a police official. The hotel was bought in 1979 by Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, whose son Dodi was also killed in the fatal crash.
MI made great again with $1 BILLION Chrysler Investment
The company said the investment announced Thursday is separate from a 2015 labor deal with the United Auto Workers union. Fiat/Chrysler says the tax plan will also mean the return of manufacturing jobs to the US from Mexico.
Second Day of Protests Over Child Rape and Murder
Paramilitary forces were called to the city of Kasur near the Indian border, Punjab provincial police said. Ihtisham ul Haq, summed up many people's exasperation at a lack of progress in finding the killer.