Terrence Ross scored a career-high 51 points in Toronto’s 126-118 home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, tying the Raptors’ franchise record for points in a game.
The second-year guard matched the 51 points scored by Vince Carter in a Feb. 27, 2000, game against the Suns. Ross missed a free throw in the game’s closing seconds that would have given him the record.
Ross nearly doubled his previous career-high of 26 points, set on Jan. 2, 2013. Saturday marked just the fifth time that Ross, a 2012 lottery pick, has topped 20 points during his career, and he entered the game averaging 9.3 points per game.
Only two other players have topped 50 points during an NBA game this season: Carmelo Anthony, who scored a career-high 62 points against the Bobcats on Friday, and Kevin Durant, who scored a career-high 54 points against the Warriors last week.