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Tristan Thompson sets franchise record for most consecutive games played

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Tristan Thompson set a new franchise record on Tuesday.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

When he checked into the Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets with 7:58 left in the first quarter, Tristan Thomspon made history.

By checking in for Timofey Mozgov, Thompson officially played in his 362nd consecutive game, breaking the record previous held by Jim Chones. The all-time leader in consecutive games played in A.C. Green, who played in 1,192 straight games.

"It's an honor and a blessing," Thompson said Monday about the record per ESPN's Dave MacMenamin. "I have to give a lot of credit to the medical team and myself taking care of my body. There's a lot of people I've got to be thankful for to get this far. It's definitely an honor and it makes me proud that the guy I'm passing is another big and a Cavalier big."

Thompson's streak, which dates back to February 2012, is quite impressive. He's never been hurt and has been a consistent role player of the Cavs basically ever since. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if Thompson continues to extend his record and make it one he owns for a long time.