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DeMar DeRozan equals Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant record after great start to season

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DeMar DeRozan has been nothing short of spectacular to start the season. The Toronto Raptors guard has been the shining light for the Canadian organisation as they have begun the campaign with a 3-1 record.

Toronto overcame the Washington Wizards last night thanks to a 40-point outburst from the Compton native, and it put DeRozan in pretty spectacular company after four games.

Averaging 36 points an outing so far, DeRozan dropped 40 in the opening encounter before following it up with 32 and 31 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets.

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Those performances mean the Olympic gold medalist is only the fourth player since 1986 to score in excess in 30 points in each of his four opening the games.

The other players? Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant in 2005 and Kevin Durant in 2011, not bad company to be with.

DeRozan's efficiency has always left a question mark over his ability to reach superstar level, but he has been dropping shots at an impressive clip so far.

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55% is a career high, and while it's only been four games, it can only bode well for the future of the Canadian organisation as they look to challenge the Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy once again.

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