DeRozan's emergence helps spark Raptors turnaround

Thursday March 27th, 2014
DeMar DeRozan is among the NBA leaders in scoring average and free-throw attempts per game.
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"I have heard so many critics talking about how people were going to be traded, [how] we are trying to lose on purpose to get a better draft pick. Whatever. But we soak it in and use it as motivation."

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