By John Schuhmann, NBA.com
Posted Jan 30 2009 9:45PM
Jose Calderon is streaking toward history. The Raptors' point guard has made 86 consecutive free throws, dating to April 11. He's just 11 shy of tying the all-time NBA record of 97, set by Minnesota's Micheal Williams in 1993.
|Streaking to the line|
|A look at the NBA's record for most consecutive free throws made.|
Calderon's streak began when he hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds to go in the first quarter of the Raptors' win over the Nets on April 11, 2008. He made two more in that game and has made his first 83 free throws of this season.
The streak applies only to regular season games, but Calderon also made all five free throws he attempted in the 2008 Playoffs and all five he attempted at the Olympics this summer in Beijing. So if you include those free throws, Calderon's unofficial streak stands at 96.
Calderon will attempt to keep his streak going Wednesday in New Jersey. He averages 2.4 free throws per game this season, and if he continues that pace (and continues not to miss), he'll likely break the record next Tuesday in Cleveland or Wednesday in Toronto against the Lakers.
Here's a look at some of the more interesting numbers in NBA history when it comes to free throws:
|The Numbers Game: Free throws made|
|Inside Access: Lakers - Warriors|
History was made in Oakland as the Golden State Warriors set an NBA record with a 16-0 start. Here's an all-access look as the defending champs continued their amazing run.
|Daily Fantasy Minute - Nov. 25|
Got your pre-Turkey Day lineup ready to go? Here are a few tips that will hopefully have you giving thanks.
|Paul George Pours in 40|
Highlights from Paul George as he pours in 40 points in the Pacers win over the Wizards.
|Curry's Behind The Back Crossover|
Stephen Curry Leaves Jordan Clarkson Stumbling with the nasty behind the back crossover.
|Parker celebrates families at Thanksgiving|
Jabari Parker brings in the holiday spirit by helping families celebrates at Thanksgiving.