Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a place where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion. There will be a mix of both individual player and team statistics to explore, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics.
This week, we're taking a look at Raptors records that the team and players set this season.
Ok, let's get down to it. Here are this week's interesting digits:
This season, the Raptors set new franchise records for wins (56), home wins (32), road wins (24), and wins against Western Conference opponents (17).
They also posted their best ever Win-Loss Percentage (.683), averaged their largest average margin of victory (4.5), had their best Simple Rating System (4.08), and set new team records for consecutive wins (11) and consecutive home wins (12).
Jonas Valanciunas posted the best rate of Win Shares per 48 Minutes (WS/48) in Raptors history at .211.
The previous best was the .208 that Vince Carter registered in 2000-01.
The only other Raptor to ever register a WS/48 rate equal to or above .200 for a full season was Chris Bosh, who hit .200 exactly in 2007-08.
Bismack Biyombo (20.8%) and Jonas Valanciunas (20.1%) both broke the team's previous record for Total Rebound Percentage.
The previous best was the 19.1% that Valanciunas set himself in 2014-15.
Kyle Lowry set new team records for three-pointers made (212) and attempted (547) in a single season.
He held the previous records in each category, having made 190 and attempted 500 in 2013-14.
Prior to Lowry, the team record for most three-point makes in a single season belonged to Morris Peterson, who drained 177 triples in 2005-06. Meanwhile, the previous record for attempts belonged to Damon Stoudamire, who shot 496 long balls in 1996-97.
DeMar DeRozan set a new franchise records for free throws made (555) and attempted (653) in a single season.
The previous team records in both categories belonged to DeRozan as well, who hit 519 and attempted 630 in 2013-14.
Prior to DeRozan, the previous team highs in each category belonged to Chris Bosh, who made 504 freebies and attempted 617 during the 2008-09 season.
All stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com.