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article imageHighlight of the Week: DeMar DeRozan's high-arcing circus shot

By David Silverberg     Jan 20, 2016 in Sports
It was the wildest circus shot the talented DeMar DeRozan has ever made. The high-arcing scoop shot splashed perfectly through the net as he was being fouled. Thing is, the play didn't count.
DeMar DeRozan had himself a game in a scrappy battle versus the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, full of non-stop highlights. But one that stood out to this Raps fan was a jaw-dropping circus shot DeRozan made in the waning seconds of the third quarter.
When two defenders rushed to crowd DeRozan, the Raptors star made a move to the bucket, but he was fouled. Hoping for an and-one play, he heaved up the ball, which arced so high the broadcast cameras couldn't catch its peak.
Amazingly, the ball sunk clean through the net. No splash, all 10s!
But the fly in the ointment? The refs said the foul "was on the floor," which meant it wasn't done in the act of shooting. DeRozan's desperation fling didn't count, and there was no FG plus a foul shot.
At the very least, Raptors fan saw another display of pure brilliance from the team's leading scorer. The Raptors won against the Celtics 115-109, with DeRozan finishing with 34 points and six assists.
DeRozan is sitting at 11th in the league in scoring, with 23.1 points per game, just behind New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis.
Speaking of All-Star winners, DeRozan and fellow backcourt mate Kyle Lowry are in the running to make the Eastern Conference All-Star Game, taking place in Toronto on Feb. 14. Lowry is more of a shoe-in to get the honour over DeRozan, whose shooting guard position is filled with top-notch players such as Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade. Thursday night the NBA will reveal the starters for the 2016 All-Star Game.
The Raptors currently sit at second in the East, three games behind Cleveland and two games ahead of the Chicago Bulls.
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