And even that one he didn't necessarily earn.
DeRozan was guarded mostly by J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, and almost every time he received a screen, he was double-teamed hard and challenged to find open teammates.
Through three quarters, the three-time All-Star was 0-of-9 from the field, and his lone point came at the free-throw line after a technical foul on the Cavs. Once in the fourth, with the game already out of reach, he finally connected on his first two field goals in the 125-103 defeat. DeRozan finished the night with five points, three rebounds, and three assists, shooting 2-of-11 in 31 minutes to continue his career-long playoff woes.
On the other end, LeBron exceeded the 30-point mark for the fifth time in six playoff games this postseason, scoring 39 points on a scorching 10-of-14 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks.
"It sucks. It sucks," DeRozan said of going down by two games in such a fashion. "To lose like we did and play like I did sucks. It's frustrating. Now just have the idle time of having to wait until Friday night [Game 3] to redeem yourself."
He then resorted to bribery in an effort to slow James down.
"If you can find somebody to stop LeBron in these moments," DeRozan said, "I'll give you $100."
With his performance, James passed Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second all time in career points scored in the playoffs. He now trails Michael Jordan for first on the list by 210 points.
"You hear a name like Kareem, a guy who's done so many great things, not only as an individual but as a teammate," James said. "Winning championships in the '80s and things of that nature and how many points he's put up. He's somebody you read about. I didn't get an opportunity to actually watch him play growing up, but I just read about his accomplishments and things he was able to do, so, it's pretty cool."