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DeRozan becomes Raptors’ all-time leading scorer in loss to Warriors

While it was ultimately a disappointing night for the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan reached an impressive milestone in a 121-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday.

DeRozan became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, passing Chris Bosh’s mark of 10,275 points late in the second quarter with a jump shot.

The Raptors selected DeRozan in the first round, ninth overall, in the 2009 NBA Draft. The 27-year-old shooting guard currently ranks fifth in NBA scoring for the 2016-17 season with 27.5 points per game.

“I couldn’t think of anybody to deserve that honour or that record or whatever you want to call it other than DeMar because I think he’s the face of our franchise, he represents it in a first-class way,” coach Dwane Casey said prior to Wednesday’s game.

“He’s grown in every aspect of his game except probably his three-point shooting but he’s probably one of the best in-between shooters in the league.”

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