Toronto Raptors set franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, right, drives past New York Knicks' Kevin Seraphin during the first half on Thursday.

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, right, drives past New York Knicks’ Kevin Seraphin during the first half on Thursday.

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DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 26 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory Thursday night, defeating the New York Knicks, 103-93, at Toronto.

Jonas Valanciunas added 11 points and 17 rebounds for the Raptors, who haven’t lost since Jan. 4.

Arron Afflalo scored 20 points for the undermanned Knicks, who matched a season high with their fourth consecutive loss.

The Knicks were without starters Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Jose Calderon.


The Raptors surpassed their previous record of nine wins in a row from March 22 to April 9, 2002.

They left the Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic as the only NBA teams without a winning streak of 10 games of more, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

at New Orleans 114, Sacramento 105: Ryan Anderson matched his career high with 36 points, leading the Pelicans to their sixth victory in eight games. The Pelicans won despite the absence of newly named All-Star Anthony Davis, who suffered a concussion Monday night, and Tyreke Evans, who was sidelined because of right knee tendinitis. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and eight assists for the Pelicans. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost three in a row.

at Indiana 111, Atlanta 92: Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Pacers teammate Myles Turner scored 20 in his first NBA start. The Pacers ended a three-game losing streak by outscoring the Hawks, 23-2, in the last 5 minutes 34 seconds.

Denver 117, at Washington 113: Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and made four of five three-point shots to lead the Nuggets. The Wizards, who’ve lost five of six, rallied from an 18-point third-quarter deficit to tie the score at 99-99 before Gary Harris and Gallinari hit consecutive three-pointers to give the Nuggets a 105-99 lead with 3:16 to play.

at Memphis 103, Milwaukee 83: Jeff Green scored 21 points and Marc Gasol had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Grizzlies, who pulled away in the second half. Greg Monroe led the Bucks with 21 points.