Raptors News: Streak broken, injury updates, draft chaos, trade pitch

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The final Tuesday of the season is upon us, which means it's the last regularly scheduled Raptors News. Don't worry, the news updates will still come this offseason, just with less regularity. Things will slow down for the Toronto Raptors as the rest of the NBA competes in the postseason, with news ramping up as the NBA Draft Lottery, the draft itself and free agency all approach.

The Raptors went 2-2 in the last week, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves before defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards to ensure their end to the season did not result in a deflating new record.

Snapping the streak

That's not to say that the Raptors avoided all dispiriting record-setting during their ignominious 15-game losing streak. They set the franchise record for worst loss as they were absolutely clobbered by the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-85, a 48-point margin of defeat. What's more, over that 15-game span their point differential was the ninth-worst of all time -- not in Raptors history, but in all of NBA history.

It was therefore a massive sigh of relief for the Toronto Raptors and their fans that they broke their losing streak the following night, a 117-111 upset victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. While still down both frontcourt starters Scottie Barnes and Jakob Poeltl, the Raptors got back all of their perimeter starters and rode big performances from all three to get the win.