The Toronto Raptors dismantled the Detroit Pistons (17-33) 105-92 on Friday. This marks Toronto’s 10th consecutive win, the longest active streak in the league. The win improves their record to 35-14 which further separates them from the third place Heat and Celtics teams.

Even with one match remaining Toronto has claimed the season series against Detroit 3-0. Toronto has a 12.7 point differential against Detroit this season. Last year the Pistons swept the season series against the Raptors 3-0.

The Raptors Winning Ways

Toronto won 12 of their 15 games this month, making it their 21st consecutive month with a winning record. Their last losing month was January 2017 where they lost 9 of 17 games.

Nick Nurse: All-Star

With Toronto’s win over Detroit coach Nick Nurse has officially been named a 2020 All-Star. Nick Nurse will head to Chicago to participate in the All-Star game as the coach of Team Giannis. Nick Nurse is Toronto’s third participant in the All-Star game and will join Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry.

Dominating the Paint

The Raptors were a force in the paint offensively. 66 of their 105 points came in the paint as they outscored the Pistons by 38 from that distance. The Pistons had no answer for the Raptors pick and roll as they allowed Toronto to shoot an otherworldly 76.3% from within 5 feet. Pascal Siakam was able to score 20 points in the paint while also getting to the free throw line 5 times. “Spicy P” finished with a game-high 30 points.

Over the last 4 games Pascal Siakam is averaging 27 points on 50.7% efficiency.

Up Next for the Raptors

The Raptors will head back to Scotiabank Arena to host the Chicago Bulls (19-32) as they look to push their win streak to 11 games. Toronto has taken advantage of their light schedule as of late and hopes to carry that into the All-Star break. Tune into the game at 3:00 PM/EST on Sunday February 2nd to cheer on our Raptors.