DeMar DeRozan goes off for franchise-record 52 points

DeMar DeRozan first ever to post 50-point game on New Year's Day

DeMar DeRozan first ever to post 50-point game on New Year's Day

Will the host Toronto Raptors cover the number as favorites tonight when they battle the Milwaukee Bucks?

It was an intriguing contest to kick off January, following a December in which the Raptors had the best record (11-3) among all National Basketball Association teams except the Golden State Warriors (13-3).

The 52 points set a new Raptors record, as DeRozan became the third player in franchise history to hit the half-century mark in a game, joining Vince Carter and Terrence Ross.

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"When you come out here and you're in those moments, you've got to make the best out of them", DeRozan said.

VanVleet also made a clutch free throw with nine seconds left in overtime - after missing the first of two attempts - to give Toronto some breathing room.

Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors, who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between January 18 and March 6, 2016.

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With Damian Lillard out of the lineup, Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum scored a game-high 32 points with eight assists and six rebounds to lead Portland past the Bulls, 124-120. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

The six-foot-11 all-star didn't dominate or even get to the rim too often, finishing with 24 points and eight rebounds.

Eric Bledsoe scored 29 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 for the Bucks, who had their modest two game win streak stopped in the matchup between two Eastern Conference first round opponents from last season. The franchise record for wins at home is 12, occurring Jan 18 - Mar 4, 2016.

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In the 10-game stretch that began Monday, Toronto will face elite teams - Golden State, Cleveland and San Antonio - along with surprising Detroit, red-hot Chicago with a road game against the Bucks thrown in. Toronto opened as a 6.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up from 214 points. "You could see the bounce in his step".

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