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DeMar DeRozan breaks NBA free-throw record in Raptors win

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The Toronto Raptors came away from their Friday night clash with the Portland Trail Blazers with a victory despite 50 points from Damian Lillard.

The Raptors also came away from the game at the Air Canada Centre with a new NBA record - well, DeMar DeRozan did, at least.

That is after the Toronto shooting guard set a National Basketball Association record by making 24 straight free throws, a new high in the league. 

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In fact, DeRozan was so close to having broken another NBA record - for most free throws made in a game without a miss.

DeRozan missed on his 25th attempt from the line. If he had made number 25 and remained perfect at the line, he would’ve broken Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins’ record that has stood since 1992, when he went 23-for-23.

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Afterward, DeRozan told reporters that he actually missed his final free throw on purpose, completely oblivious to the fact that he was about to make NBA history.

That begs the question, why did he miss it on purpose when the game was already pretty much over? Well, Kyle Lowry told him to.

Apparently, because there was just a second left on the clock, Lowry told his All-Star partner to miss the shot and cause the clock to run out. DeRozan did just that - clunking the shot against the rim - and the game ended with only one NBA record broken for DeMar. 

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Eastern Conference
NBA
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
DeMar DeRozan
Kyle Lowry

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