Watch as Fred VanVleet, the guardian of the Toronto Raptors, breaks the Raptors franchise record for points in a single game with 54 points, and DeMar DeRozan’s 52 point record

ORLANDO, Fla – Fred VanVleet, an uncovered security guard known to say “Bet on Yourself,” shot his way into the record books on Tuesday

The fifth year veteran put on a show with a franchise record of 54 points when the Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 123-108, according to Elias Sports, it was also a record number for an uncovered player – Hall of Famer Moses Malone on February 53 against San Diego 2, 1982

The Raptors’ previous single game record was 52 points, which DeMar DeRozan had set against Milwaukee on January 1, 2018 Terrence Ross and Vince Carter each scored 51 in Toronto colors

“Incredibly I’m very humble and honored to be on the same sentence with these two guys (DeRozan and Malone),” VanVleet said. “Just a special night, obviously on many different levels

“I’m trying to enjoy it now, but it’s not a championship or anything. It was a good game for me I’ll enjoy all the love for a couple of hours and prepare for the next”

He said his teammates were more excited than him, Lowry, who made sure his teammate got the match ball, smiled after the game

“You all know how I treat him. This is my little brother, man I’m proud of him,” said Kyle Lowry, partner in the back seat who is quietly turning 17 Career as a triple-double (his 15th as raptor)

“It’s amazing,” said Toronto coach Nick Nurse, “To be a naughty guy and to do that. It’s really amazing

“He has a pedigree for victory, every team he has played all his life? Just one great competitor, worker, thinker”

VanVleet is listed at six foot one and lives in the land of giants. But the Wichita State product is hardworking, tough, and fearless, negotiating its way through large bodies under the basket or taking shots from a distance

“I’m just trying to get the game right? You play with a pure heart and a clear conscience and a clear mind, then good things happen for you,” he said

The 26 year old from Rockford, Ill is one of the most thoughtful raptors, well spoken and insightful

Betting on himself paid off last November when he signed a four-year $ 85 million deal, another record for an uncovered player, apparently, he made some big purchases

“Look at the clock,” Lowry said as VanVleet followed him in front of the post-game Zoom availability

VanVleet made 11 of 14 three-point attempts against Philadelphia in March 2005, which were within one of Donyell Marshall’s 12 franchise records. In total, he made 17 of 23 shots and converted all nine free-throw attempts

The points came of course. VanVleet was more often in the right place at the right time than And he used his 37 minutes on the floor

“It just wasn’t disrespectful to the magic, but for most of which I was frank, they looked clean,” VanVleet said

After three quarters, VanVleet was 11 of 13 out of three-point range and had 46 points with teammates who wanted to feed his hot hand

He raised his total with two free throws before hitting the 50 mark, and cut to the basket to take a punch from Lowry with 5:02 remaining. He joined DeRozan’s record after a turnover in Orlando and ran undisputed for one Layup with 4: 445 left

The record breaking bucket came in thanks to another Lowry feed with 3:46 VanVleet cut in the paint and hit two men before doing the layup

“Congratulations to my Brotha Freddy V!” DeRozan tweeted “Kyle old ass couldn’t do it I’m glad you were champion! I told you!”


VanVleet’s previous career high was 36 points, scored against Miami last year, averaging 188 points per game this season and 111 a game over his career

VanVleet cleared his career mark from seven three-pointers scored in a game before the end of the first half and made eight out of nine attempts on the way to 28 points in the half. The eight three-pointers were also a half Franchise record

Toronto (9-12) sat down in the third quarter of an entertaining game due to Orlando (8-14) losing four straights and 12 of their last 14

According to Elias, the last time teammates shared 50 points and a triple-double in the same game was December 3, 2019 when James Harden (50 points) and Russell Westbrook (19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) Members of the Houston Rockets in a game against San Antonio were

Evan Fournier was 21 for Orlando Center Nikola Vucevic, who was 15 Double-double of the season with 21 points and 18 rebounds

It was the second meeting of the teams in three days. The Raptors ended a loss in three games with a decision of 115-102 on Sunday in their adopted home Tampa, which led by up to 22 points

Toronto was the fourth game in a row without OG Anunoby (calf trunk) but Powell, who had missed the previous two games with a bruised quadriceps, returned to play and started

The Magic came out hot, taking an 11-0 lead while Toronto missed their first seven shots before VanVleet ended the drought with a three-pointer

“I knew after my first shot that I would shoot the ball well,” he said

The soaring Powell had a spectacular break-in in the first half – as well as an equally spectacular miss on the edge of Toronto fought back and led for half with 64-60

Orlando started the second half with an 8-0 run to regain the lead, but Toronto turned it on with a 15-0 run to take control at the end of the quarter

Orlando was without the injured Aaron Gordon, Michael Carter-Williams, Jonathan Isaac, Markelle Fultz and Al-Farouq Aminu

The Raptors have now won against the Magic seven times in a row, including all four games from last season

Tuesday’s game in Orlando marked the start of six straight games in 10 days, Toronto’s longest road trip in the first half of the season Future stops include Brooklyn on (Friday), Atlanta, Memphis, Washington and Boston Tuesday was also the start of nine out of ten games on the street

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