Everyone thinks Demar DeRozan's daughter is the reason Raptors lost to Bulls
The Toronto Raptors’ season ended on Wednesday, and DeMar DeRozan's energetic nine-year-old daughter may be partially to blame.
Diar DeRozan was one of only a few visiting Chicago Bulls fans in attendance at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, cheering on her dad.
And everyone knew it.
DeMVP of the night! 🗣🗣🗣 pic.twitter.com/HvC5iB1GTE— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 2023
While most of the 19,800 fans in attendance hushed while the Raptors were taking free throws, DeRozan’s daughter screamed loudly, right before each attempt. She sat right near the basket, and was impossible to ignore.
The tactic appeared to work, as the Raptors shot 50 per cent (18-for-36) from the free throw line. The Bulls, by contrast, were 81.8 per cent (18-for-22).
DeMar's daughter is screaming whenever the Raptors take free throws 😂 pic.twitter.com/HxmMz3BYgq— ESPN (@espn) April 13, 2023
Chicago won the play-in game 109-105, and will play Miami on Friday for a chance to qualify for the playoffs. Toronto, meanwhile, has been eliminated.
April 13, 2023
The Raptors as a team had a 78.4 per cent free-throw percentage during the regular season.
“She went viral… I kept hearing something during the game. I looked back and I was like, damn, that's my daughter screaming?”— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 13, 2023
DeMar DeRozan on his daughter’s free-throw line antics during the Bulls’ win over the Raptors 😂pic.twitter.com/AoLil5vxTI
Just about everyone from the Raptors struggled to shoot free throws, with Pascal Siakam going 5-for-11, including two big missed free throws late in the fourth quarter. O.G. Anunoby went 3-for-8, Scottie Barnes 4-for-7, and Fred VanVleet 3-for-6.
Good morning to Bulls fans everywhere, but especially to Diar DeRozan 🗣❤️ pic.twitter.com/7M5O4Cyy6O— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 2023
"I kept hearing something during the game," DeRozan told reporters after the game. "Somebody missed and I looked back, and I was like damn, that’s my daughter screaming?"
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