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Raptors aiming for new franchise record against Pacers

The Toronto Raptors will be going for a franchise record of 12 straight victories Wednesday night when they host the Indiana Pacers.

This is the second of four meetings between the two teams. The Pacers won 120-115 in overtime at home Dec. 23.

The Raptors have won 11 consecutive regular-season home games versus the Pacers.

The Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 129-102 with Terence Davis II scoring a career-best 31 points off the bench Sunday to extend their winning streak to 11 games. “I always think of the games I play (Davis) six minutes and wonder the (heck) I am doing,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.

“That’s the first thing I think when he is playing like that. I think he has a shooting component that’s pretty high level, and you see it a little bit on a night like tonight, and that is usually the toughest component to get in this league. There are lots of other areas of the game that he can improve on and will improve on as we continue on here. ”

The Raptors have won 11 straight games twice previously in franchise history: Feb. 26-Mar. 16, 2018, and Jan. 6-30, 2016.

Over the past 11 games, the Raptors are averaging 120.7 points and shooting 50.4 percent from the field, including 39.7 percent from 3-point range. They shot 56 percent (47 of 84) from the field Sunday, including 47.1 percent (16 of 34) from 3-point range.

The Pacers have lost two in a row after dropping a 112-103 home game to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

With forward T.J. Warren (concussion) missing a game for the first time this season on Monday, the Pacers used a three-guard lineup versus the Mavericks. Aaron Holiday, who had been out of the rotation since Oladipo’s return, played with Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb in the starting five.

The Pacers had problems getting defensive stops versus the Mavericks. “In the second half, we didn’t make any breaks for ourselves,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.

“When we were able to get back into the game, we would have a breakdown on the perimeter and they would get to the basket or get to the free-throw line. They made big shots to stop our runs.”

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