POSTED: Mar 5, 2016 2:46 AM ET
DeMar DeRozan Sets NBA Record
DeMar DeRozan sets an NBA record by making 24 straight free throws in a game.
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan set an NBA record by making 24 straight free throws on his way to a season-high 38 points and the Toronto Raptors overcame a huge game from Damian Lillard to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-115 on Friday night for their franchise-record 12th straight home win.
Lillard scored 50 points, one shy of his career high set last month in a 137-105 win over Golden State.
DeRozan went 24 for 25 from the free-throw line, both career highs.
A 3-pointer from Lillard, his sixth of the night, made the last 2.2 seconds uncomfortable for the Raptors, but DeRozan was sent to the free-throw line once again, registering his only miss of the night, to close out the game.
DeRozan started at small forward instead of shooting guard for the first time this season to accommodate Nick Powell.