“Another day, another record” DeMar DeRozan once again matches Michael Jordan to become the only Bulls player to achieve this feat

DeMar DeRozan is in complete beast mode this season and his scoring 30 plus points in six consecutive games is a testament to it.

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan

Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points Saturday night to lead the Bulls to 106-101 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the fifth successive game he has wrapped up with somewhere around 35 points.

DeRozan turned out to be only the second player in Bulls history to record somewhere around five straight 35-point games, joining Michael Jordan, who did as such multiple times in his profession, generally as of late in 1996.

“It’s just an honor to be in the same [spot] — any type of record book — with one of the greatest of all time,” DeRozan said after the win. “Especially playing for this organization. It’s an honor. It probably [hasn’t] hit me right now. I don’t know what roll I’m on. Just being myself.”

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan

During this streak, DeRozan has shot something like half from the field in each of the five games, tied for the longest such streak by any player over the beyond 30 seasons, as per research by ESPN Stats and Information. The last player to do as such was Portland’s Damian Lillard in 2020.

DeMar DeRozan has been an absolute beast this year

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has likewise recorded something like 30 points in six straight games, the longest such dash of his career. This new hot streak has raised DeRozan’s season normal to 27.7 points per game, a career-high and fifth-most noteworthy in the NBA, on 51.2% from the field.

“It’s really amazing watching him play night after night,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “When he gets to his spots on the floor, he’s an incredibly unique player. … He’s as good of a scorer as I’ve been around.”

That is high applause from Donovan, who trained Kevin Durant during Durant’s last season in Oklahoma City, notwithstanding Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. Be that as it may, DeRozan’s play has kept on lifting the Bulls, who dominated their third successive match Saturday, close to the highest point of a jam-packed Eastern Conference season finisher picture notwithstanding their physical issue inconveniences.

DeRozan was playing Saturday without individual All-Star Zach LaVine, who passed on the final part of a consecutive with right knee touchiness. Donovan said the team wanted to restrict LaVine from playing in continuous games, yet in any case, his status was every day.

Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine - Chicago Bulls
Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine – Chicago Bulls

While the majority of the top groups in the Eastern Conference pulled off some kind of exchange with maybe some time to spare, the Bulls didn’t take action, deciding to watch out for their group while they anticipate a few vital participants to get back from injury.

Lonzo Ball (knee), Alex Caruso (wrist) and Patrick Williams (wrist) are completely expected to return at some point in March.

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