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Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors clinch playoff spot for sixth consecutive season

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No matter what happens the rest of the way, we'll be seeing the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs.

With the Charlotte Hornets losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the Raptors clinched a spot in the postseason. They become the second team this season to do so, the first being the Bucks, who secured theirs with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month.

The Raptors have made the playoffs in six consecutive seasons. The 2012-13 season was the last time they missed the playoffs, when they went 34-48.

According to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, the Raptors now own the fourth-longest active playoff streak, trailing only the San Antonio Spurs (21), Golden State Warriors (6) and Houston Rockets (6).

The Raptors enter Sunday's matchup with the Miami Heat with a 47-19 record, the second-best in the Eastern Conference. They're three games behind the Bucks in first place and hold a five game lead over the Indiana Pacers in third.

If the season ended today, the Raptors would play the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.

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