DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 30 points during Game 3's 102-98 loss to the Nets on Friday, adding five boards, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He's truly playing like an All-Star and almost got the Raptors back into this game. They outscored the Nets 32-25 in the fourth quarter and almost pulled an incredible comeback. He made 13 of 15 from the line and that's a big reason for his leap this season. DeRozan became the first Raptor to ever score at least 30 points in consecutive playoff games.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan hit 9-of-21 shots and 12-of-14 free throws for 30 points, three rebounds, two assists, six turnovers and five personal fouls in Tuesday's 100-95 win over the Nets in Game 2 to tie their series 1-1.

DeRozan was seen pouting at the end of the bench, ignoring his team's huddle after he picked up his fifth foul, but came back strong to hit some big buckets and help the Raptors get the win. This game was back and forth all night, and the Raptors got a game they needed to have as the series heads to Brooklyn for the next two games.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan didn't score a field goal in the first half of Saturday's loss, and he finished with 14 points on 3-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

The Raptors' entire offense struggled, shooting 39.4 percent with 17 turnovers, and DeRozan was part of the problem by continually forcing up contested shots. As his team's lone All-Star and leading scorer, DeRozan needs to score closer to his season average 22.7 points per game for Toronto's offense to really succeed.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan returned from a night of rest and played 22 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with nine points and five rebounds.

He's good to go for the Raps' Round 1 meeting with the Nets, and he's surely looking forward to it.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan played 22 minutes in his return to the lineup during a 95-92 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring nine points with five boards, one assist and three turnovers.

He rested on Monday and coach Dwane Casey took it easy on his All-Star tonight -- deservedly so. Only Kevin Durant and Monta Ellis logged more minutes this season than DeRozan while DD also ranked third in free throw makes. He had a breakout season and has really become a nice, well-rounded scorer.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan will rest against the Bucks on Monday night.

He's had a breakout season and the Raptors will keep him out against the lowly Bucks tonight. With DeRozan out, Terrence Ross will see an uptick in minutes and could have a nice night while John Salmons and Steve Novak could get in the mix. DeRozan could play on Wednesday if the Raptors are still looking to get the three seed. Although, it might behoove them to be in the four spot since the Pacers are likely to be the fourth seed's second-round opponent should things work out for both teams.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRoza was tremendous against the Pistons on Sunday with 30 points, one board, three assists and two 3-pointers on 10-of-19 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.

He threw down a facial on Kyle Singler in the fourth quarter and kept his breakout season going. This was his 17th 30-point game on the year and he's ranked third in the Eastern Conference for points per game. DeRozan gets to the line more and has really grown as a player, which suggests this season was no fluke.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 4 Months

DeMar DeRozan hit just 4-of-14 shots for 17 points, five rebounds and five assists, but also took three stitches near his left eye.

He played through it and also received four stitches in his hand last week. He's a serious candidate for the league's most improved player this season, and along with Kyle Lowry, is a big reason the Raptors are currently sitting as the No. 3 seed in the East.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 5 Months

DeMar DeRozan cut his left hand during Wednesday's game and required "four or five" stitches, but the injury didn't prevent him from scoring 29 points in 40 minutes.

DeMar DeRozan cut his left hand during Wednesday's game and required "four or five" stitches, but the injury didn't prevent him from scoring 29 points in 40 minutes. The Raptors have clinched a playoff spot but coach Dwane Casey said his team is "not in a position" to rest players as a precaution, so DeRozan should be a safe option vs. the Pacers on Friday and beyond. One reason for his career-best 22.8 points per game this season is that he's consistently attacking the hoop, which has resulted in 7.9 free throw attempts (seventh-highest in the NBA).

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 5 Months

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points in the Raptors' playoff-clinching overtime win over the Celtics on Friday, hitting 12-of-27 shots (6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

DeRozan could go on a nice run if Kyle Lowry misses any time due to the ankle injury he played through tonight, but regardless he'll be a must-start player the rest of the way. Obviously.