DeRozan Sets Raptors Record for Field-Goal Attempts in Playoff Game

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 2, 2016

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan set a single-game franchise playoff record with his 32 field-goal attempts in Sunday's 89-84 Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Continuing a trend from throughout the series, DeRozan had another high-volume, low-efficiency shooting performance, making just 10 of the 32 field-goal attempts, including only one of his five shots from beyond the arc.

He did, however, sink all nine of his free throws, adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks while only turning the ball over one time.

Despite his many misses, DeRozan became the first NBA player since Allen Iverson in 2001 (against the Milwaukee Bucks) to record 30-plus field-goal attempts and 30-plus points in Game 7 of a playoff series, per Sportsnet Stats.

The Pacers did a fantastic job throughout the series defending both DeRozan and fellow backcourt star Kyle Lowry, with the former averaging 17.3 points on 31.9 percent shooting, while the latter mustered just 13.9 points on 31.6 percent from the field.

Perhaps most notably, Lowry only made seven of his 43 attempts (16.3 percent) from beyond the arc, after converting 38.8 percent (on 7.1 attempts per game) during the regular season.

With the Pacers also unable to muster much offense outside of what forward Paul George provided, the first-round series featured just one contest (Game 5) in which both teams scored 90-plus points.

Toronto's conference semifinals matchup may look quite similar, as the Miami Heat just held the Charlotte Bobcats to 90.3 points per contest in a seven-game first-round series of their own.

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