Terrence Ross marveled Toronto Raptors fans on Saturday night, scoring a career-high and tying the Raptors’ franchise-high 51 points (held by Vince Carter)—doing so on 16/29 FG shooting, 10/17 3-pointers, 9/10 free throws—in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Becoming just the 2nd Raptor to score 50 points in franchise history.
Ross was seen carrying the game ball into the airport on Sunday morning, as the Raptors began to make their trip to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Monday night.
When asked by Raptors analyst Eric Smith, Ross said the ball will be a gift to his mom.
The 22 year old Terrence Ross showed a lot of poise in his post-game comments, saying “It feels good.”—“I mean you don’t think about it. Once you’re trailing in the game, and you’re kinda doing whatever you need to do to get yourself back in the game, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s all over.
Ross also revealed he has never scored 50 points in his basketball career saying, “When’s the last time I had 50? Never. It’s my first time getting passed 30.”
Ross took to twitter to thank the fans for their support after the game:
Update: Terrence Ross delivers the game ball to his mom
— CAA Basketball (@CAA_Basketball) January 27, 2014