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Toronto Raptors

The complete postseason history of the Toronto Raptors franchise

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Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry (NBA Getty Images)

On March 9, the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth for the sixth consecutive season - the longest such streak in franchise history.

In doing so, Toronto is now set to compete in the postseason for the 11th time in the franchise's 24-year history.

Ahead of the 2019 playoffs, take a look back at the first 10 postseason trips made by the Raptors.

2000 - The first playoff berth in franchise history

45-37, No. 6 in East

Lost Eastern Conference First Round (0-3) to New York Knicks

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Latrell Sprewell - 19.0 points, 3.7 assists, 2.7 rebounds

Patrick Ewing - 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks

Raptors

Vince Carter - 19.3 points, 6.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds

Tracy McGrady - 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists

2001 - The first semifinal appearance

47-35, No. 5 in East

Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (3-4) to Philadelphia 76ers

76ers

Allen Iverson - 33.7 points, 6.9 assists, 3.1 steals

Dikembe Mutombo - 11.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.4 blocks

Raptors

Vince Carter - 30.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.9 steals

Antonio Davis - 16.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks

Won Eastern Conference First Round (3-2) over New York Knicks

Raptors

Vince Carter - 22.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists

Antonio Davis - 15.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks

Knicks

Allan Houston - 20.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists

Kurt Thomas - 14.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists

2002 - Without Vince Carter, Toronto pushes Detroit to the limit

42-40, No. 7 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) to Detroit Pistons

Pistons

Jerry Stackhouse - 16.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds

Ben Wallace - 8.2 points, 15.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.2 steals

Raptors

Antonio Davis - 17.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks

Chris Childs - 11.8 points, 7.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds

2007 - Eliminated by a familiar face

47-35, No. 3 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference First Round (2-4) to New Jersey Nets

Nets

Vince Carter - 25.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists

Jason Kidd - 14.0 points, 13.2 assists, 10.0 rebounds

Raptors

Chris Bosh - 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks

T.J. Ford - 16.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals

2008 - Dwight dominates to win in five

41-41, No. 6 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference First Round (1-4) to Orlando Magic

Magic

Dwight Howard - 22.6 points, 18.2 rebounds, 3.8 blocks

Rashard Lewis - 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists

Raptors

Chris Bosh - 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists

Jose Calderon - 11.8 points, 7.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds

2014 - The first postseason trip of the Lowry-Derozan era ends in seven

48-34, No. 3 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference First Round (3-4) to Brooklyn Nets

Nets

Joe Johnson - 21.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists

Deron Williams - 16.9 points, 5.6 assists, 1.4 steals

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 23.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists

Kyle Lowry - 21.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists

2015 - An unfortunate first round sweep

49-33, No. 4 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference First Round (0-4) to Washington Wizards

Wizards

Bradley Beal - 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists

John Wall - 17.3 points, 12.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists

Kyle Lowry - 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists

2016 - The deepest run in franchise history

56-26, No. 2 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference Finals (2-4) to Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

LeBron James - 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists

Kyrie Irving - 24.2 points, 4.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 23.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds

Bismack Biyombo - 6.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks

Won Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3) over Miami Heat

Raptors

Kyle Lowry - 23.4 points, 5.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds

DeMar DeRozan - 22.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists

Heat

Dwyane Wade - 23.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists

Goran Dragic - 18.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists

Won Eastern Conference First Round (4-3) over Indiana Pacers

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists

Jonas Valanciunas - 13.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks

Pacers

Paul George - 27.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals

Monta Ellis - 11.6 points, 4.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds

2017 - LeBron proves to be too much

51-31, No. 3 in East

Lost in Eastern Conference Semifinals (0-4) to Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

LeBron James - 36.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists

Kyrie Irving - 22.3 points, 8.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 20.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists

Jonas Valanciunas - 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks

Won Eastern Conference First Round (4-2) over Milwaukee Bucks

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists

Serge Ibaka - 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks

Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo - 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 1.7 blocks

Khris Middleton - 14.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds

2018 - The end of an era: Eliminated by LeBron once again

59-23, No. 1 in East

Lost In Eastern Conference Semifinals (0-4) to Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

LeBron James - 34.0 points, 11.3 assists, 8.3 rebounds

Kevin Love - 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks

Raptors

Kyle Lowry - 17.8 points, 8.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds

Jonas Valanciunas - 16.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks

Won Eastern Conference First Round (4-2) over Washington Wizards

Raptors

DeMar DeRozan - 26.7 points, 4.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds

Kyle Lowry - 17.2 points, 8.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals

Wizards

John Wall - 26.0 points, 11.5 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals

Bradley Beal - 23.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists

Toronto Raptors All-Time Playoff Opponents
Team Last Meeting All-time Series Record
Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 0-3
Washington Wizards 2018 1-1
Milwaukee Bucks 2017 1-0
Miami Heat 2016 1-0
Indiana Pacers 2016 1-0
New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets 2014 0-2
Orlando Magic 2008 0-1
Detroit Pistons 2002 0-1
Philadelphia 76ers 2001 0-1
New York Knicks 2001 1-1

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