The Toronto Raptors just lost a heartbreaking game to the Eastern Conference's hottest team.
Welcoming the only team in the NBA with a longer winning streak could make it tough for the Raptors to bounce back.
The Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs will try to extend their season-best winning streak to nine on Wednesday night when they continue their lengthy trip in Toronto.
Leading the New York Knicks by as many as 17 - and 12 in the fourth quarter - the Raptors (9-21) lost 90-87 on Tuesday night when Jeremy Lin continued his remarkable run with 27 points, including a 3-pointer in the face of Jose Calderon with half a second left.
"It should not have come to (Lin's) play,'' said coach Dwane Casey, whose team's last five defeats have been by a combined 20 points. "We had some many boneheaded plays to get to that play and to make that play relevant. We should have taken care of business before that.''
The Raptors, losers of seven of nine, continue their season-high seve...