TORONTO (WREX) - Rockford native Fred VanVleet lead his team in scoring Saturday night as the Toronto Raptors added to a franchise-record winning streak.
VanVleet totaled 29 points on 11-20 shooting from the field (4-9 on three-pointers), adding 6 assists and 2 rebounds in a 119-118 Raptors win over the Brooklyn Nets, pushing the Raptors' win streak to 14 games.
Despite losing most of its roster to injury time during the year, including the absence of Kyle Lowry against the Nets, the Raptors continue to stack wins before the All-Star break, improving to 39-14, the second-best record in the East behind the Milwaukee Bucks.
After losing NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency, Toronto hasn't missed a step, with All-Star Pascal Siakam emerging as a top player in the league and the development of other young talent. VanVleet continues to put together his best year statistically entering an offseason in which he'll become an unrestricted free agent.