The schedule release video presented by the Toronto Raptors may have been to the lyrics of Drake's "hold on, we're going home" but it certainly doesn't mean the squad won't face it's fair share of challenges on the road.
The 2021-22 regular season delivers two brutal six game road trips for the Raptors, with the first of those coming in November.
|Mon. Nov, 15||at Portland||10:00 p.m.|
|Thu. Nov, 18||at Utah||9:00 p.m.|
|Fri. Nov, 19||at Sacramento||10:00 p.m.|
|Sun. Nov, 21||at Golden State||8:30 p.m.|
|Wed. Nov, 24||at Memphis||8:00 p.m.|
|Fri. Nov, 26||at Indiana||8:00 p.m.|
The first extended stint on the road presents Toronto with matchups against playoff squads from last season in Portland, Utah and Memphis, while also sending them to Sacramento on a back-to-back.
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will also be on the slate, while the excursion is capped with a stop in Indiana, another team who figures to be in the postseason picture in the Eastern Conference.
Just hold on, we're coming home. #WeTheNorth- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 20, 2021
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The second of the monster road trips features a host of championship contenders.
|Sun. Mar, 6||at Cleveland||6:00 p.m.|
|Wed. Mar, 9||at San Antonio||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri. Mar, 11||at Phoenix||9:00 p.m.|
|Sat. Mar, 12||at Denver||9:00 p.m.|
|Mon. Mar, 14||at Los Angeles Lakers||10:30 p.m.|
|Wed. Mar, 16||at LA Clippers||10:30 p.m|
After visiting Cleveland and San Antonio, the Raptors will carve their way through a gauntlet of the best in the West.
Phoenix and Denver are followed by the two teams based in LA. To make matters worse, Toronto will wrap the six game road trip at Staples Center before making their way back to Toronto to face the Lakers.
They will then have one night off leading into another road back-to-back against the Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls. Yikes.
If nothing else, March figures to be one of the more entertaining months on the schedule for Raptors fans!
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