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Projected Starters
Toronto Washington
PG - Kyle Lowry PG - John Wall
SG - Demar Derozan SG - Bradley Beal
SF - Demarre Carroll SF - Otto Porter
PF - Pascal Siakam PF - Markieff Morris
C - Jonas Valanciunas C - Marcin Gortat

Last Meeting
GAME 45 - JANUARY 26, 2016 TORONTO 106, WASHINGTON 89
All-Star starter Kyle Lowry put up 29 point as the Toronto Raptors downed the Washington Wizards 106-89 for their ninth straight win, matching a franchise-best mark. Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors while DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and Terrence Ross added 15 points off the bench. The Raptors tied the franchise-high nine consecutive wins they set in 2002 when Vince Carter was their star.


Note Worthy
• Since the start of the 2013-14 season, Toronto has the best road record in the Eastern Conference and the fourth-best in the NBA - Golden State 89-37 (.706), San Antonio 82-44 (.651), Los Angeles Clippers 74-50 (.597), Toronto 68-55 (.553). The Raptors finished with a franchise-best 24 road wins last season, including two at Verizon Center.

• With his next appearance, DeMar DeRozan will tie Jose Calderon for the second-most games played in franchise history. DeRozan has appeared in 524 career games for Toronto since being selected ninth overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. He is 18 games away from tying Morris Peterson for the most games played in team history. DeRozan is already the franchise-leader with 512 starts.

• 72 different players have appeared in games for Toronto since DeMar DeRozan joined the team in 2009. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Amir Johnson (419) has appeared in the most games along side DeRozan, followed by Terrence Ross (283), Kyle Lowry (271), Jonas Valanciunas (259) and Jose Calderon (228).

• DeMar DeRozan became the first player in franchise history to start a season with three consecutive 30-point games and joined Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook as the only player this season with three straight 30-point games.

• DeRozan ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 35.0 points (first in the East), shooting .538 (42-for-78) from the field and .913 (21-for-23) at the free throw line. He is the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2005 to record three consecutive 30-point games without a three-pointer to start a season. Shaquille O’Neal also did this in 1994. The franchise-record for consecutive 30point games is four, set by Mike James in 2005.

• Patrick Patterson grabbed a season-best seven rebounds and blocked a career-high five shots Oct. 31 vs. Denver. Bismack Biyombo led the team last season recording four games with at least five blocks and rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas also recorded two games last year with at least five blocks and five rebounds.

• Pascal Siakam (5.3) and Jakob Poeltl (4.7) rank second and third respectively among rookies in rebounding.

• Toronto currently ranks fifth in the NBA averaging 48.3 rebounds and second with 14.3 offensive boards.

• Toronto’s record has been at or above .500 for 215 consecutive games (longest streak in team history) - the last time the Raptors had a record below .500 was Jan. 7, 2014.

Injury Updates
Lucas Noguiera - Questionable; Sprained Left Ankle

Jared Sullinger - Out; Left Foot Surgery

Delon Wright - Out; Right Shoulder Surgery


Go Raps!