Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their sixth straight win to start the season, beating the Dallas Mavericks 116-107 on Friday night.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Danny Green had 15 and Serge Ibaka finished with 11 as the Raptors eclipsed the 5-0 start they recorded in 2015-16.

DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks, who trailed by 17 points in the first quarter. Luka Doncic scored 22 points, and Wesley Matthews had 21.

Dallas clawed back and trailed by three heading into the fourth, but Toronto opened the quarter with a 9-2 run. Dallas shot 7 for 24 in the fourth.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives to the net as Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) and teammate Wesley Matthews (23) attempt to defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives to the net as Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) and teammate Wesley Matthews (23) attempt to defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lowry recorded 10 or more assists for the fourth straight game, the first Raptors player to do so since Jose Calderon had five in a row in March 2012.

Dallas, which let a 26-point lead slip away in Wednesday’s loss at Atlanta, dropped its second straight after winning two in a row.

Green scored 12 points in the first as the Raptors raced out to an 18-2 lead. Toronto led 39-26 after its highest-scoring quarter of the season so far.

Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) drives to the net as Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) attempts to block during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) drives to the net as Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) attempts to block during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews scored nine points in the second and Doncic had eight as Dallas cut the deficit to five late in the quarter. Leonard scored nine points for the Raptors and Lowry had eight to give Toronto a 69-60 lead at halftime.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Harrison Barnes made his season debut after missing the first four games because of a strained right hamstring. He shot 5 for 17 and scored 14 points. … Dallas missed nine of its first 10 field-goal attempts, and then made eight of the next 12. … Mavs rookie Jalen Brunson is the son of former Raptors guard and nine-year NBA veteran Rick Brunson.

Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) tries to hold off Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) tries to hold off Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (sprained left big toe) missed his second straight game. … G Delon Wright (left thigh) sat for the fifth time in six games. … F OG Anunoby (personal reason) was inactive. … Toronto has allowed at least 100 points in all six games this season. … Leonard led Toronto with nine rebounds. … Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman and New York Mets outfielder Jose Bautista, a former Jays slugger, sat courtside.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Utah on Sunday night.

Toronto Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman, left, and former Blue Jay Jose Bautista share a laugh during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman, left, and former Blue Jay Jose Bautista share a laugh during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors: At Milwaukee Dallas on Monday night.

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Source: The Associated Press

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