What Had Happened Was: 11/10/16
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DeMar DeRozan continued his scorching of the Earth with a 37-point performance to lead his Toronto Raptors past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-102, on Wednesday. Toronto has now won four of its last five games and handed the league-leading Thunder their first loss at home.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was the game’s second-leading scorer with 36 points, seven boards and seven assists, but turned the ball over eight times. Westbrook did have this emphatic block of opposing guard Corey Joseph, though, which you’ll definitely see in the highlights.
Westbrook é um monstro.pic.twitter.com/MV0AhVsMQe
— Camisa 23 (@camisa_23) November 10, 2016
In the final quarter, the Thunder rallied using a 9-1 run to come within five. The team got the deficit to as little as four, before the Raptors ultimately put the game out of reach — creating a 10-point cushion with 3:32 left to seal the victory. In the process of doing so, DeRozan did something only two other players had done in the last 35 years:
DeMar DeRozan became the 3rd player in the last 35 years with 6 30+ point games in first 7 games of a season. pic.twitter.com/7K3RJB5VAv
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 10, 2016
#Raptors DeMar DeRozan is the first player to average 34 points per game through a team's first 7 games since Michael Jordan in 1989-90 pic.twitter.com/meumdDuTOW
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) November 10, 2016
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— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) November 10, 2016
That’s right, DeRozan is the NBA’s leading scorer and finished 13 of 22 from the field and made 11 of 15 shots from the free throw line. He was so good that a fan wanted nothing more than for him to return to our neighborhood in the north.
"Go back to Canada," says a Thunder fan following DeRozan dagger. Impressive Raptors win. Thunder No. 3 in defence give up 110+
— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) November 10, 2016
Shout-out to teachers who value their students’ mental and emotional health and well-being. A lot of people just wanted the presidential election to be over, and many experienced a great deal of anxiety the last few months. We commend teachers who recognize this and act accordingly.
To the professors that understand how serious this is and how deeply this effects majority of students, my sincerest thank you pic.twitter.com/QZYQmwWA4t
— 🇬🇭 (@_PytBree) November 9, 2016
A post from my university professor pic.twitter.com/h6RcS3lzLC
— Jules (@Twatchin_Me) November 9, 2016
Wednesday was a hallmark day for minorities in the United States.
A woman awoke to found her car spray painted with "Trump Rules" and "Black Bitch" in South Philly today. https://t.co/TJ0faZZpnK pic.twitter.com/EuxAGDJcrX
— Stephanie Farr (@FarFarrAway) November 9, 2016
Someone spray painted "Black lives don't matter and neither does your votes" on a wall in Durham overnight. pic.twitter.com/Idfm5T8RFg
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) November 9, 2016
Today we sang "Freedom" and they sang it with all their heart. We must never stop fighting, a winner don't quit on themselves. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/eM89r2h5jP
— J’Challa Queen of Wakanda (@_AllThatJaz) November 10, 2016
"Don't give in to racist fear, Muslims are welcome here" pic.twitter.com/53NtJPavLJ
— Sam Charles (@samjcharles) November 9, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
One small sign of progress: the number of women of color in the Senate quadrupled.
A federal judge has ordered an evaluation into whether accused murderer Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial.
Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy: “I don’t think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic.”
Meet the Howard University grad behind Solange Knowles’ amazing Saturday Night Live headpiece.
Are you a woman of color who needs money for college or grad school? Here are 100 scholarships to choose from.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. HEY, BIG HEAD
Tryna get into the Canadian national anthem like pic.twitter.com/FmM7MC0LGs
— Huncho Splash (@_iSplash) November 9, 2016
2. STILL, I RISE
I wore my turban to work today with more purpose than ever. Much love to everyone — especially those who wear hijabi and turbans. pic.twitter.com/jhZPDAAWc2
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) November 9, 2016
3. WE’RE CALLING SPADES TODAY
Richard Sherman on tweets from wife of Bills kicker Dan Carpenter depicting castration for him hitting K, calls her apology "BS" #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/st62NiSdmx
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 9, 2016
Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero opened up about her family’s deportation. Some context on why the photo of her reaction to the election is important.
Yep.. they won.. game over! pic.twitter.com/dEh65hemly
— KP Trill (@KP_Trill) November 10, 2016