DeMar DeRozan’s daughter Diar went ‘viral’ after missing 18 free throws in Raptors Play-In game.
After the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 109-105 in the NBA Play-Ins, DeMar DeRozan praised his daughter Dear and her free throw “defense.” “It’s gone viral,” DeRozan said after the game. Here’s why:
- The Raptors missed 18 of 36 free throws in Toronto on Wednesday.
- Diar’s screams could be heard throughout the arena as the Raptors lined up.
- OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet – who shot 84, 77 and 90 percent from the line respectively on the year – missed 14 free throws.
DeMar DeRozan’s daughter was the Raptors worst enemy at the free throw line tonight 😂
🎥 @espn | @DeMar_DeRozan pic.twitter.com/9EghtQIUKJ
— The Athletics (@TheAthletic) April 13, 2023
What do they say?
“I heard something during the game,” DeRozan told reporters.
“There was a free throw, somebody missed, and I looked back and I’m like, ‘Is my daughter screaming?’ “I made sure he was okay,” he said. – he says with a smile.
DeMar DeRozan on his daughter’s free throw “defense” tonight in Toronto:
“It went viral.” pic.twitter.com/ISDbRz2Z4S
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 13, 2023
The Raptors led by 19 points (66-47) with 9:09 left in the third quarter. The Bulls outscored the Raptors 37-24 en route to overcoming a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Zach LaVine scored 39 points and DeRozan had 23 points.
The Bulls face the Miami Heat on Friday, with a chance to advance to the NBA playoffs, while Toronto is out of the playoffs.
(Photo: Andrew Lakhodinsky/Getty Images)
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