- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Raptors keep piling up accomplishments.

But they realize they have more to do this season.

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night.

“This is probably the best team I’ve ever been on,” Vasquez said.

It may well be, but the true measure of Toronto’s success will come in their postseason performance.

“We can’t just be happy,” Vasquez said. “We’ve got to continue to get better and make a run in the playoffs.”

Toronto remains tied with Chicago, which beat Orlando on Monday, with one game remaining, but the Raptors hold the tiebreaker over the Bulls.

If Toronto wins at New York or Chicago loses at Charlotte in Wednesday’s season finale, the Raptors will finish as the third seed in the East.

“I know it’s ringing hollow but we still have to continue to work to get better,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “We’re not where we need to be defensively or offensively for the playoffs.”

Before the game, the Raptors gathered at center court, where All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan made a brief address to the crowd before unveiling Toronto’s Atlantic Division championship banner.

“It means a lot,” DeRozan said. “With all the struggles that I’ve been through here, the losing. To see everything get turned around and be up there winning a division is definitely big. It’s something that can never be taken away.”

That was the end of DeRozan’s involvement for the evening, as he got the night off to rest. Vasquez took DeRozan’s spot in the starting lineup and made it count, finishing one point off his season high.

“He did a great job,” Casey said of Vasquez.

Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games and completed the first season sweep of Milwaukee in franchise history.

“They’re a playoff team for a reason,” Bucks forward Khris Middleton said of the Raptors. “From one through 15, those guys can step in and they are always ready.”

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