Rare Thursday night game followed by a rare Sunday 4pm game. Raptors need to win here if they are to maintain their 3rd spot. It's going to be a defensive battle. Raps get the next 4 days off, so lay it all on the line.
Take this next chart and description for what it is.
DeRozanís numbers seem a little fluky. Heís shot just 41 percent out of pick-and-rolls, has recorded an assist on just 5.8 percent those 690 possessions (the fourth lowest rate of the group), and averages less than one secondary assist (where his pass directly leads to somebody elseís assist) per game. But he has drawn fouls on 9.4 percent of his pick-and-roll possessions, a rate on par with that of LeBron James.
^The "averages less than one secondary assist" line, he's only behind Kyle an Vasquez. He ranks 3rd overall, which is pretty good considering PG's are the main distributors to primary and secondary assists. It is good that he's drawing so many fouls, though. We always knew he was a top slasher, but to be in the same realm as a LeBron James... well, it's good stuff from DeMar.