The Toronto Raptors kept its winning streak alive after a 119-118 win against the Nets. It looked like the Raptors were going to cruise to its 14th straight victory, but then the Nets outscored the Raptors 30-19 in the fourth quarter and nearly stole the road win.

The Nets’ guard play was terrific in this one as Caris LeVert scored 37 points and nearly hit the game-winner, while Spencer Dinwiddie poured in 21 points. However, it was Fred VanVleet who saved the day as he hit a couple of clutch buckets. He led all Raptors’ scorers with 29 points, while Pascal Siakam and Terence Davis who started in place of Kyle Lowry (whiplash) scored 20 points a piece.

Historic Win Streak Continues

With the win the Raptors now tie the record for the longest win streak by a Canadian-based professional sports franchise typing the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders (14).

The Raptors continue to find a way to win games despite dealing with many injuries along the way. If the Raptors can beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, they’ll make Canadian sports history.

Pascal Siakam Struggles In The Clutch

Pascal Siakam had a chance to give the Raptors some breathing room late in this game, but he looked a little out of sync with his drives to the basket. Siakam even missed a key free throw late but fortunately hit the second to give the Raptors a 119-118 lead. It was Fred VanVleet who played closer for the Raptors as he scored 10 of his 29 points in the final frame. I said it in a video that I dropped recently on my YouTube Channel that I trust Fred VanVleet over Pascal Siakam in late game situations. In my opinion Fred has more of the clutch gene and doesn’t look as uncomfortable as Siakam does when the pressure is on.

Raptors’ Defence Solidifies Win

Although the Raptors defence let up in the final quarter, we’ll give it a pass since the Raptors were playing on the second night of a back-to-back and fatigue was definitely a factor. Nonetheless, the Raptors’ D still held the Nets to only 44% shooting from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. Not to mention it was OG Anunoby’s stellar defence on Caris LeVert on the final possession of the game that ultimately sealed the win for the Raptors.

The Raptors look for professional Canadian sports history on Monday night as a victory over the Timberwolves will extend this epic win streak to 15 games.