The Raptors won their twelfth consecutive game on Wednesday, squeaking past the Indiana Pacers by a single point and setting the franchise record for the longest winning streak in the process. That twelve game winning streak was foretold weeks ago by Alex Wong, formerly of Raptors HQ, now of Yahoo Sports Canada, in this tweet:
Now, Alex called for a twelve game winning streak, and clearly he is a prophet sent to us by the basketball gods, so you might think that the Raptors are destined to lose tonight. Here’s the thing though, a twelve game winning streak and a thirteen game winning streak are not mutually exclusive. You can have won both your last twelve and last thirteen games. Think about it.
So don’t count the Raptors out on the basis of superstition. Still, though, they’re on the road against a very solid Pacers team that just pushed the Raps right to the brink even in the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Arena. Expect this one to be a slog, away from the Big Bank the Raptors have relied on their defense to carry them: they’ve scored 7 fewer points per game on average when on the road this year, despite their solid road record.
So, will the Raptors keep putting distance between them and the middle of the East? Or will the franchise record winning streak get cut short at 12 games? Let’s watch.
Where to Watch:
SN1, 8:00 PM ET
Toronto — Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Indiana — Victor Oladipo, Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Toronto — Marc Gasol (out - hamstring), Norman Powell (out - finger), Dewan Hernandez (out - ankle)
Indiana — T.J. Warren (out - concussion)