DeMar DeRozan has spurred the Bulls to 5 consecutive wins as well as put his name among some NBA legends.
In spite of this, DeMar DeRozan feels he had a poor shooting night in Wednesday’s 125-118 win over Sacramento.
His 38 points on 16-for-27 (59%) shooting makes him the first player in league history to have 35 points on better than 50% shooting from the field in seven straight games. DeMar DeRozan is now ahead of Wilt Chamberlain, who managed two such runs of six games in a row.
As well as that, he has scored 30 points in eight straight games. No Chicago player since Michael Jordan in 1996 has enjoyed such a prolific run. Currently, he is tied with Joel Embiid for the longest 30-or-more streak for the season.
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“Just to be in the record books along with staples of basketball history — [I’m] speechless,” DeRozan said.
“As a kid, as a fan of the history of the game, being in the league as long as I’ve been in the league, things like that continue to make me even more humble.”
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“It’s something I’ll never take for granted. And the crazy thing is, I feel like I missed eight easy shots I normally would have made. I felt like I had a bad shooting night, honestly.
“I’ll be honest with you, I can’t. I can’t describe it,” he said. “It’s one of those things where I’m completely locked in as soon as I come to work. Understanding, I want to be able to leave work with a win by any means necessary.”