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DeMar DeRozan is the first player since 1990 to have 6 30-point games in the opening 7

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DeMar DeRozan has been on fire for the Toronto Raptors this season as the Canadian franchise have started with a 5-2 record. 

While Kyle Lowry is taking some time to find his rhythm, the shooting guard has come out of the Summer Olympics all guns blazing to record six 30-point games. 

His latest outing; a 37-point night in the win over Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, set a record that has not been achieved since way back in 1990. 

Averaging 34.1 points a night so far, the Compton native, who signed a five-year extension with Toronto in the summer, is the first player since Bernard King to drop at least 30 points in six of his first seven games on the year. 

King started his season with an 18-point game before going on a tear for the Washington Bullets, who still went 2-5.

DeRozan has been full of confidence since the campaign began, taking on an even more prominent role in the Toronto offence and thriving on the opportunity to improve his output. 

Detroit Pistons v Toronto Raptors

Detroit Pistons v Toronto Raptors

The 27-year-old has already dropped 40 on two occasions, against the Detroit Pistons on the opening day and the Washington Wizards, and currently leads the league in points per game. 

Known as a streaky player throughout his career, the onus is on DeRozan to prove he can a consistent threat throughout the campaign and deep into the playoffs. 

His performances in Toronto's run to the conference finals left a lot to be desired, but the signs are good so far this year.

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