Raptors Set Franchise Record with 10th Consecutive Win

January 29th, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
The Toronto Raptors won a 10th consecutive game Thursday night against the New York Knicks, setting a new record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, per the NBA's Twitter account. 

A shorthanded Knicks squad surprisingly kept things relatively close in a nationally televised contest at the Air Canada Centre, but the Raptors ultimately walked away with a 103-93 victory, thanks in large part to a 26-point, 10-assist performance from starting point guard Kyle Lowry, who had been questionable for the game because of a minor wrist injury.

The entirety of Toronto's streak has occurred with starting small forward DeMarre Carroll on the sideline, as the team's prized offseason acquisition will likely be out at least until the All-Star break after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early January.

Per Sportsnet Stats, the previous franchise record of a nine-game winning streak was set toward the end of the 2001-02 season, helping an otherwise forgettable Raptors squad earn a playoff trip that promptly ended with a first-round loss at the hands of the Detroit Pistons.

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