Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan Passes Michael Jordan for Most Consecutive 35-Point Games
Move over, MJ. There’s a new hoops star in the Windy City. DeMar DeRozan put up 40 points in the Bulls’ win over the Spurs on Monday (120-109). It was DeRozan’s sixth consecutive game with 35-or-more points, passing Michael Jordan (5) and Dominique Wilkins (5) for the most in NBA history at age 32 or older. DeRozan is averaging 35 ppg in the month of February, and his 27-5-5 nightly average has him heating up in the MVP talks. Meanwhile, Chicago (37-21) has won four straight to surge back up the standings to within 0.5 games of the Eastern Conference lead.
Watch: DeMar DeRozan Makes History With 40-Point Game
Other NBA Highlights
Mitchell Fuels Jazz: Donovan Mitchel dropped 30-7-6 in Utah’s blowout against the Rockets (135-101). It was the sixth straight win for the Jazz.
Giddey at the Garden: Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey continued his impressive rookie campaign with a 28-point triple double in the Thunder’s overtime win against the Knicks (127-123, OT).
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