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Dinos & Digits: New Franchise Records

This week, we look at new team records that were set this year.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a column where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion.

We like to explore a mix of both individual player and team statistics, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics. The goal is to present the numbers without too much opinion attached, leaving those debates for the comment section.

OK, let's get down to it. Here are this week's interesting digits:

DeMar DeRozan set franchise records for the most 30-point (32), 35-point (15), and 40-point (7) games in a single season this year.

He fell just short of Vince Carter’s franchise scoring average record of 27.6 points per game (2000-01) by averaging 27.3.

He is now the franchise leader in points scored (11,456), games played (595), minutes played (20,275), field goals made (4,071), free throws made (3,078), and turnovers (1,148).

Kyle Lowry set a new team record for win shares per 48 minutes this season with a mark of .216.

He also tied the single-season franchise record for true shooting percentage (weighted twos, threes, and free throws) of 62.3%, matching Jonas Valanciunas’ mark from 2014-15.

Lowry is now the team’s career leader in three-pointers made (828), box plus/minus (5.4), offensive box plus/minus (5.4), and value over replacement player (23.2).

Jonas Valanciunas tied the franchise record for total rebound percentage this season at 20.8%.

He matched Bismack Biyombo’s record-setting 20.8% from last year.

Valanciunas is also the team’s career leader in true shooting percentage (60.5%), defensive rebound percentage (25.7%), and total rebound percentage (18.8%).

The Raptors scored more total points (8,762) and points per game (106.9) this year than in any other season in franchise history.

The previous highs were 8,534 total points and 104.1 points per game, set in 2009-10.

The Raptors set team records for pace (94.7 possessions per 48 minutes) and offensive rating (112.3 points per 100 possessions) this season.

Did this feel like the fastest and most offensively efficient team in franchise history? Well, it was.

All stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com, NBA.com/stats, and statmuse.com.