Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet Breaks Record in Big Win Over Charlotte Hornets

The Toronto Raptors had a Sunday to remember. Not only did they clinch a spot in the play-in tournament, but their All-Star guard also set a franchise record. In a 128-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets, Fred VanVleet set a Raptors record by compiling 20 assists.

VanVleet broke the previous Raptors' record of 19 assists in a single game, held by Kyle Lowry, Damon Stoudemire, and Jose Caleron (twice). The NBA record for assists in a game is 30, set by Scott Skiles in 1990. VanVleet also hit seven of his 17 field goal attempts for 20 points and added five rebounds.

VanVleet picked a bittersweet time to etch himself into Raptors history. Set to become a free agent at the end of the season, VanVleet could be approaching his final days with the team. The Raptors have four games remaining on their regular season schedule, and a spot in the play-in tournament hardly guarantees them an extended postseason run. He'll be one of the most coveted players available in the coming months, and the Raptors may struggle to put together the most enticing offer.

The Raptors face the Hornets yet again on Tuesday night

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