The Toronto Raptors (5-0) are one of only two NBA teams that remain undefeated so far this season.
DeMar DeRozan dropped in a game-high 28 points Wednesday night in the Raptors’ 103-98 road win against the OKC Thunder.
The one-time All-Star guard poured in 10 of his 28 points in the final quarter.
Per the AP:
“I don’t know how many games we’re going to win, but I do know that we’re going to scrap,” coach Dwane Casey said. “We’re going to compete, play hard, get after people. Tonight, our shots weren’t falling and we attacked the rim and got to the free throw line, made the officials make a decision and forced the defense to react.” […] Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry added 17 points for the Raptors (5-0), who beat Dallas the night before.
Oklahoma City lost its second straight despite shooting 48 percent. It was the first time this season the Thunder scored fewer than 100 points. […] “It’s all correctable stuff,” star forward Kevin Durant said. “I’m not worried at all. It’s not like we just can’t get a grip on what’s going wrong. We turn the ball over and we foul. That’s the game.”
Russell Westbrook scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and finished with 16 assists. Durant had 27 points and Enes Kanter added 15 for the Thunder.