Toronto Sports Team of the Year: You Decide (Poll)

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Dec 19, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) celebrates with teammates walking to the bench during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Raptors won 110-100. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

A) The Toronto Raptors won their second-ever Atlantic Division title, and made their first playoff appearance in six seasons.

B) The Raptors also won a franchise-record 48 games, surpassing the previous mark of 47, set in 2001-01 and equaled in 2006-07. This season, they are on course to do even better, currently leading the Eastern Conference with a 24-7 record, which is third-best in the NBA.

C) DeMar DeRozan made his first ever NBA All-Star appearance, as he set career-highs for points (22.7), rebounds (4.3) and assists (4.0). He also finished fourth in the NBA for free-throw attempts made and become the first Raptor since Vince Carter to score 30 points in multiple playoff games.

D) Kyle Lowry likely should have joined DeRozan in the All-Star game after averaging 17.9 points and 7.4 assists last season, while also setting a Raptors record for triple doubles. Lowry has been even better so far this season, garnering early nominations for East MVP and currently averaging career highs for points (20.5) and assists (7.7).

E) With one game remaining, the Raptors have a record of 58-26 for the 2014 calender year.