Title: DeRozan’s ‘Plan B’, Ross injury update & more from Tuesday’s practice
Date: April 20, 2016
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: I provided Sportsnet with a quick-hit notebook from the Raptors’ practice in between Games 2 and 3 of their first-round series.
DeRozan’s confidence not wavering
The Toronto Raptors may have coughed up a home game and shifted home-court advantage to the Indiana Pacers with a 1-1 split at home to start the series, but considering the shooting performances of their two All-Stars, that’s not all that bad an outcome.
Kyle Lowry responded from a rough Game 1 showing with a tough, gritty performance in Game 2, one is 4-of-13 shooting line didn’t do justice. His partner in crime, DeMar DeRozan, wasn’t quite as effective shaking off the bad night.
After shooting 5-of-19 in Game 1, DeRozan delivered on his belief that he wouldn’t shoot 5-of-19 again, instead shooting 5-of-18. Most notably, DeRozan was held without a free-throw attempt, and the league’s third-leading foul-shooter by volume is stuck on six attempts at the charity stripe through two games. To his credit, DeRozan remains eminently confident that the story will soon change, and he’s appreciating the challenge at hand.
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