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Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors set record for longest win streak by a Canadian-based professional sports franchise

The Toronto Raptors continue to re-write the record books.

With an entertaining 136-127 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, the Raptors extended their franchise-record win streak to 15 games. The previous record was 11 games, set twice (2016, 2018).

MORE: Raptors outlast Wolves, win 15th straight

In addition to re-writing franchise history, Toronto has now made Canadian professional sports history. According to Sportsnet Stats, the 15-game win streak surpasses a mark set by the CFL's Calgary Stampeders' record for the longest win streak by a Canadian-based professional franchise (NBA/NHL/MLB/CFL).

Canada's longest professional win streaks
Rank Team Games Year
1 Toronto Raptors 15 2020
2 Calgary Stampeders 14 2016
3 Montreal Canadiens 12 1968
4 Toronto Blue Jays 11 5x
4 Montreal Canadiens 11 2x
4 Ottawa Senators 11 2010

The 2016 Stampeders would go on to lose in the Grey Cup while the 1968 Canadiens won the 15th Stanley Cup in franchise history. The defending-champion Raptors look to continue to build this momentum heading into the All-Star break as they're primed to make a deep playoff run.

According to FiveThirtyEight's play-based forecasting model, Toronto is favoured in its final game before the All-Star break. The model gives the Raptors a 64% chance of beating the Nets in a rematch on Wednesday.

Without looking too far ahead, the Raptors are also three games shy of tying the Milwaukee Bucks' record for the longest win streak this season. Despite Toronto's efforts to catch Milwaukee in the standings, the Bucks still hold a 6.5 game lead for the East's No. 1 seed.

When they return from the All-Star Break, the Raptors will host the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 21 before taking on the Indiana Pacers for the third time in the month of February two days later.

Toronto visits Brooklyn on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

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