Quietly, the Raptors hit an impressive, if somewhat ambiguous, milestone Tuesday night.
When Jose Calderon hit a three-pointer at the 7:56 mark of the first quarter of the win over Minnesota, the Raptors' streak of consecutive games with at least one three-pointer reached a full decade.
That's 837 games and counting, an NBA record that just keeps growing.
Not sure what it is about the Timberwolves and this record, but it was against that club that the record string began.
Vince Carter sank one from three-point range against Minnesota on Feb. 26, 1999, to begin the streak.
There have been plenty of close calls since then. In fact, on 24 different occasions the Raps finished a game with just one three-pointer.
The closest the streak has come to ending came on Nov. 29, 2006, in Dallas. The game was all but over when Darrick Martin sank a rainbow three with just 0.5 seconds left on the clock to keep the streak alive.
The Raps took over the NBA record from Miami on March 12, 1995, when Morris Peterson sank a three to make it 595 games in a row.
DAY TO DAY
Joey Graham's misfortune might be Patrick O'Bryant's opportunity. Graham suffered a strained right hamstring on Tuesday and is listed as day to day. Graham has been spelling Chris Bosh at power forward. If he can't go, Raptors head coach Jay Triano will have to go with one of O'Bryant, Jake Voskuhl, or Nathan Jawai when Bosh needs a rest.
BY THE NUMBERS
The Raptors' 118 points against Minnesota on Tuesday was a non-overtime season high, surpassing the 114 they scored Jan. 23 against Chicago when Jose Calderon made his return to the lineup.