The Toronto Raptors were spectacular in February, going on a historic win streak and proving they are one of the top teams in the association.
If there’s one word that encapsulates how the month of February went for the Toronto Raptors, it would be “victorious”. They came into the month on an impressive win streak, and then they continued that streak until it was snapped the game before the all-star break.
Toronto’s streak ended at 15 and that is a new franchise record. It was the talk of the NBA during the month and rightfully so. Many forget that they put together this win streak while missing some key players because of injuries. It was one of the longest win streaks of the season in the league, as Nick Nurse’s squad ran through each opponent they faced during the streak. The Raptors continue to get things done despite being short-handed.
7-3 was the Raptors’ record in February, which was one of the best in the league. Toronto’s defence was the primary reason for their success this past month (like always), but their offence also played very well and that helped the Raptors in certain games. Other than those three losses, everything went really well for them during the month.
The all-star break also provided some needed rest and relaxation for the team, who is still dealing with a few injuries. Not to mention Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry played really well in the All-Star Game, where the trademark Raptors defence seemed to come alive in what truly was a wild fourth quarter.
Time to relive the awesome month the Raptors had. Was there anything new that was learned about them? What games stood out from the rest? Who is deserving of the coveted Raptors Rapture player of the month award?