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What Had Happened Was: 11/10/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

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.

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:

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.

BLESSINGS

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.

SOCIAL STATUS

Wednesday was a hallmark day for minorities in the United States.

https://twitter.com/clareteeling/status/796496420698144768

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

2. STILL, I RISE

3. WE’RE CALLING SPADES TODAY

#ICYMI

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.

https://twitter.com/damnhunt/status/796228582251098113

https://twitter.com/FreddyAmazin/status/796246645243400192

PICTURE PERFECT

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Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.