Raptors-Mavericks pregame notes:


• The Toronto Raptors continue a five-game homestand (Jan. 14-22) Monday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Toronto is 8-2 over the last 10 meetings with Dallas, which includes five straight
victories at home. The Raptors and Mavericks split the season-series last year with each team winning at home.
• The last time Toronto and Dallas met was Dec. 22, 2019 at a sold-out Scotiabank Arena, where the Raptors rallied for a franchise-record 30-point comeback victory. The Mavericks led 85-55 at the 2:32 mark of the third quarter and 86-63 entering the fourth before the Raptors stormed back led by Kyle Lowry’s 20 fourth quarter points. Chris Boucher also contributed 12 points during the fourth quarter comeback.
• Toronto has won consecutive games for the first time this season after defeating Charlotte 116-113 on Saturday night. It was also the Raptors’ fourth consecutive game decided by three points or fewer. This has happened twice
before in franchise history – Mar. 24-31, 2002 and Dec. 19-27, 1997. The Raptors have never played five straight games decided by three points or less.
• In back-to-back games against Charlotte (Jan. 14-16), the Raptors attempted 99 3-pointers, including a season-high tying 50 attempts Thursday night. It marked the second time this season the Raptors have attempted 50
or more 3-pointers in a game (last: Dec. 31 vs. New York) and fourth time overall in franchise history. Toronto also had two games last season with 50+ 3-point attempts. Since 2015-16, the Raptors are one of nine franchises that have recorded 50+ 3-pointers in a game multiple times – Houston (62), Dallas (11), Brooklyn (9), Milwaukee (8), Atlanta (4), Toronto (4), Boston (3), Oklahoma City (2).
Norman Powell scored a season-high 24 points and matched a career-best with six three-pointers Jan. 16 vs. Charlotte. Powell has now made six threes in a game four times during his career – the first time was Nov. 16, 2019 at Dallas. Toronto finished with 21 threes Saturday against the Hornets – one shy of the franchise record. The Raptors are averaging 19.5 three-pointers in their three wins this season, compared to 14.9 in eight losses.
Chris Boucher has scored 15+ points off the bench seven times this season – matching his total from last year. He has contributed at least 15 points in each of the last five games (Jan. 8-16), including a career-high 25 points
Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte. Boucher is averaging a team-high 20.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over the past five games (Jan. 8-16) with two double-doubles. Boucher is one of seven undrafted players on Toronto’s roster.
Kyle Lowry became the first player in franchise history to record 4,000 career assists Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte. Lowry is currently the longest serving player on the Raptors roster (nine seasons). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is 45 points away from joining Stephen Curry (Golden State) and Damian Lillard (Portland) as the only active players to recorded 10,000 points and 4,000 assists with their current team.
Fred VanVleet has made at least one 3-pointer in a franchise record 44 consecutive games (Dec. 20, 2019 -Jan. 16, 2021), passing the previous record of 38 games set by C.J. Miles (Dec. 10, 2017 – Mar. 15, 2018). VanVleet leads the Raptors 43 three-pointers this season, making at least two threes in every gam

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