DeRozan returns home:

Sunday was the return of Demar Derozan to the Air Canada Centre since being traded to the San Antonio Spurs as a part of the visiting team. Before the game, there was a video tribute to DeRozan as a part of the 25 year anniversary of the franchise and not just that but he also got a hero’s welcome by the 19,000 plus fans the cheered his name as he was being introduced during the pre-game intros. DeRozan spent the better part of nine years with the Raptors that includes being a part of five playoff appearances, the knock-on him though throughout his tenure with the Raptors was his defence or lack thereof, believe that was one of many reasons why Raptors GM Masai Ujiri traded him in the summer of 2018 for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. I feel now that Demar has moved on he was something to prove especially to his former team the Raptors, that’s why I think Sunday’s win against his old team was extra special for him. The Raptors, on the other hand, should and could have won this game as not only did they have the lead in this game, but they also had two of the injured players return in Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell who helped the Raptors take an 82-69 lead to begin the fourth quarter. But the Spurs found a way to come back and win the game 105-104 and ironically enough leading the way in scoring for the Spurs was former Raptor Demar DeRozan who scored 25 points with 8 rebounds 4 assists and 2 steals in 35 minutes of play, which really didn’t surprise me at all he Demar was always known for scoring 20+ points each game while he was a Raptors. My only question when it comes to his overall game is can he lead the Spurs to a championship? Or will he continue to be invisible when it really matters in the playoffs? I guess only time will tell because I feel like he has all the tools to be a champion but for some known reason when it comes to the playoffs, the pressure always seems to get the better of him. 

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