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2020-21 NBA schedule: Breaking down the back-to-backs on the Toronto Raptors schedule

Back-to-backs are always a reality of the NBA schedule but especially so in a shortened year with a truncated schedule.

After playing in six sets of back-to-backs in the first half of the schedule, Toronto will play in an additional nine during the second half:

Toronto Raptors back-to-backs, First half of 2020-21 season
Date Opponent Result Date Opponent Result
1 Jan. 10 @ Golden State L, 106-105 Jan. 11 @ Portland L, 112-111
2 Jan. 24 @ Indiana W, 107-102 Jan. 25 @ Indiana L, 129-114
3 Feb. 5 @ Brooklyn W, 123-117 Feb. 6 @ Atlanta L, 132-121
4 Feb. 10 @ Washington W, 137-115 Feb. 11 @ Boston L, 120-106
5 Feb. 18 @ Milwaukee W, 110-96 Feb. 19 @ Minnesota W, 86-81
6 Feb. 23 vs. Philadelphia L, 110-103 Feb. 24 @ Miami L, 116-108
7 Mar. 3 vs. Detroit L, 129-105 Mar. 4 @ Boston L, 132-125

Toronto Raptors back-to-backs, Second half of 2020-21 season
Date Opponent Result Date Opponent Result
1 Mar. 13 @ Charlotte L, 114-104 Mar. 14 @ Chicago L, 118-95
2 Mar. 21 @ Cleveland L, 116-105 Mar. 22 @ Houston L, 117-99
3 Mar. 28 vs. Portland L, 122-117 Mar. 29 @ Detroit L, 118-104
4 Apr. 5 vs. Washington W, 103-101 Apr. 6 vs. LA Lakers L, 110-101
5 Apr. 10 @ Cleveland W, 135-115 Apr. 11 @ New York L, 102-96
6 Apr. 13 vs. Atlanta L, 108-103 Apr. 14 vs. San Antonio W, 117-112
7 Apr. 26 vs. Cleveland W, 112-96 Apr. 27 vs. Brooklyn L, 116-103
8 May 1 @ Utah L, 106-102 May 2 @ LA Lakers W, 121-114
9 May 13 @ Chicago May 14 @ Dallas

How did the Raptors fare in back-to-backs last season? Take a look back at how they performed:

Toronto Raptors back-to-backs, 2019-20 season
Date Opponent Result Date Opponent Result
1 Oct. 25 @ Boston L, 106-112 Oct. 26 @ Chicago W, 108-84
2 Nov. 10 @ LA Lakers W, 113-104 Nov. 11 @ LA Clippers L, 98-88
3 Dec. 8 @ Philadelphia L, 110-104 Dec. 9 @ Chicago W, 93-92
4 Dec. 22 vs. Dallas W, 110-107 Dec. 23 @ Indiana L, 120-115 (OT)
5 Dec. 28 @ Boston W, 113-97 Dec. 29 vs. Oklahoma City L, 98-97
6 Jan. 7 vs. Portland L, 101-99 Jan. 8 @ Charlotte W, 112-110 (OT)
7 Jan. 17 vs. Washington W, 140-111 Jan. 18 @ Minnesota W, 122-112
8 Jan. 30 @ Cleveland W, 115-109 Jan. 31 @ Detroit W, 105-92
9 Feb. 7 @ Indiana W, 115-106 Feb. 8 vs. Brooklyn W, 119-118
10 Mar. 8 @ Sacramento W, 118-113 Mar. 9 @ Utah W, 101-92
11 Aug. 9 vs. Memphis W, 108-99 Aug. 10 vs. Milwaukee W, 114-106

A closer look:

  • Toronto was 8-3 on the first half of back-to-backs last season
  • The Raptors were also 8-3 on the second half of back-to-backs last season
  • Nine of Toronto's 11 back-to-backs came prior to the All-Star break, with the final set coming during the NBA restart.
  • Toronto won both ends of a back-to-back on five different occasions

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