Toronto Raptors Playing Their Best Basketball At Perfect Time

By Schuyler Machcinski
Terrence Ross
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors are on a tear as of late and that continued in their 111-104 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. The East’s No. 3 seed were led by do-it-all point guard Kyle Lowry, who registered his fourth career triple-double. He finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Demar DeRozan was the high-scorer of the evening as he put up 25 for the Raps.

The win kept Toronto as the No. 3 seed for now and if they continue the scorching hot brand of basketball that they have played, expect the Raptors to stay there come playoff time. They have now won nine of their past 11 games and sit a season-high nine games above .500 at 35-26. The Atlantic Division race is not yet over, but the Raptors have to feel good about their chances of nabbing the crown.

Their lead is currently four games, and their only real threat are the Brooklyn Nets. With a favorable schedule down the stretch, a division title should be headed their way for just the second time in team history. In fact, only seven of their remaining 21 games are against teams with above .500 records. Assuming Toronto can take care of business against inferior foes, they may match and even surpass their franchise-record 47 wins.

Overall, it’s safe to say that it is a good time to be a Raptors fan.

Schuyler Machcinski is an NBA writer for Follow him on Twitter @SkyGage123, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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