TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors’ franchise-best winning streak is now a Canadian record.
Pascal Siakam scored 34 points on Monday and the Raptors won their 15th consecutive game, beating the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves 137-126.
The win streak topped the Calgary Stampeders, who won 14 straight in 2016, for the longest single-season win streak from a major Canadian-based professional team (NBA, NHL, MLB and CFL).
Kyle Lowry, who was back after missing a game with whiplash, had 27 points and 11 assists for the Raptors (40-14), while OG Anunoby had 16 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and Fred VanVleet chipped in with 16.
Karl-Anthony Towns topped the Timberwolves (16-36) with 23 points, while D’Angelo Russell had 22 in his Minnesota debut.
Despite missing key players for major chunks of this streak, Marc Gasol (hamstring), Norman Powell (broken finger) and Serge Ibaka (illness) were all sidelined Monday, the Raptors continue to find ways to win.
(The Canadian Press)