San Antonio Spurs set impressive franchise record in win vs Toronto

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The San Antonio Spurs are on a rather unique two-game streak right now.

After setting a new NBA record for the best home start to a season with victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night, the Texas franchise followed it up on Saturday by breaking a franchise record.

Record breakers

In defeating the Toronto Raptors 105-92 at the AT&T Center, not only did the Spurs improve their home streak to 39-0, but the team's 64th W of the 2015-16 campaign saw them set a franchise record for most wins in a regular season.

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The previous record had stood since 2005-06 when the Spurs went 63-19 to finish as the number one seed in the Western Conference.

Even having surpassed that total with four games to go this year, however, the Spurs are unlikely to be able to grab the number one spot in the West this time around. They are four games behind the 68-8 Golden State Warriors.

San Antonio never trailed in the record-breaking win over Toronto although head coach Gregg Popovich admitted the team "didn't play great" after they allowed the Raptors to claw back a 15-point deficit late on.

The team hung on for the win, though, and were led by Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge who combine for 64 points on the night.

Like their rivals the Warriors, setting records in the regular season will count for little if the Spurs can't back it up in the playoffs.

Nevertheless, in winning 64 games in the regular season for the first time in their history, San Antonio are certainly heading into the postseason in fine form.

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