The undrafted Fred VanVleet broke a Toronto Raptors’ franchise record as he put up a fiery 54-point performance in a win against the Orlando Magic.
VanVleet tallied a record-setting 54 points in a Raptors’ win over the Magic. (Photo by Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service/Getty Images)
Red-hot VanVleet breaks multiple records
Fred VanVleet shook off a lackluster performance in their last outing as he led the Toronto Raptors to a 115-99 victory over the Orlando Magic. The scoring point guard finished with 54 points on 11 three-pointers, then added 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks to his stellar stat line.
With this historic performance, VanVleet also broke a couple of records. He has now surpassed DeMar DeRozan (52) for most points scored by a Raptors player in a single game. On top of that, he now holds the record of the most points scored by an undrafted player in a single game, which was previously held by Moses Malone’s 53-point night.
VanVleet could not be stopped all game long, and was even deadlier from the three-point line. The Raptors’ star only missed three of his 14 attempts from beyond the arc.
Fred VanVleet was lethal from beyond the arc tonight
All 11 of his threes: pic.twitter.com/4RLBswbgeT
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 3, 2021
It was definitely a bounce-back night for VanVleet, who only finished with 9 points and 4 turnovers in their previous assignment against the Magic. What’s even more amazing was that VanVleet scored all 54 while only committing one turnover the whole night. Talk about elite efficiency.
Nikola Vucevic led the charge for the Magic with his 21 points and 18 rebounds, while Evan Fournier and rookie Cole Anthony chipped in 21 and 16 markers, respectively. This is Orlando’s fourth loss in a row as they drop to an 8-14 record in the Eastern Conference standings.