By virtue of the Chicago Bulls' 115-107 loss Wednesday to the New York Knicks at the United Center, the Raptors clinched a postseason berth for the third year in a row, and eighth in franchise history.
Toronto Raptors' Playoff History
|1999-2000||New York Knicks||Lost First Round 3-0|
|2000-2001||New York Knicks/Philadelphia 76ers||Won First Round (Knicks) 3-2 / Lost Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4-3|
|2001-2002||Detroit Pistons||Lost First Round 3-2|
|2006-2007||New Jersey Nets||Lost First Round 4-2|
|2007-2008||Orlando Magic||Lost First Round 4-1|
|2013-2014||Brooklyn Nets||Lost First Round 4-3|
|2014-2015||Washington Wizards||Lost First Round 4-0|
The team has yet to advance to the second round after a seven-game series, with their only postseason success coming in 2000-01 when the opening round was a best of five.
Toronto has a firm grip on the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed with a 48-22 record, seven games clear of the Miami Heat and the No. 3 seed.
With two more victories over the season's final 12 games, the Raptors will set a new franchise record for wins.