Toronto Raptors

Tracking the Toronto Raptors final Western Conference trip of the 2019-20 season

The Toronto Raptors open the month of March with a five-game Western Conference road trip that takes place over a nine-day span.

It's the second such trip of the 2019-20 season, as Toronto went 3-2 in November after making stops in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Portland and Dallas. This time around, the Raptors will travel over 5,000 kilometres as they head to Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sacramento and Salt Lake City before returning home to Toronto.

While trips like these aren't make-or-break, Toronto will need to rise to the challenge as it looks to maintain its hold on the East's No. 2 seed.

As the Raptors embark upon this challenging five-game test, we'll keep you updated with game-by-game updates from the trip with our road trip tracker.

Game Date Opponent Total Distance Travelled Result Top Performer
1 Mar. 1 Denver Nuggets 2,110 km Loss, 133-118 OG Anunoby: 32 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals
2 Mar. 3 Phoenix Suns 3,077 km Win, 123-114 Pascal Siakam: 33 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists
3 Mar. 5 Golden State Warriors 4,127 km Win, 121-113 Norman Powell: 37 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
4 Mar. 8 Sacramento Kings 4,253 km Win, 118-113 Kyle Lowry: 30 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds
5 Mar. 9 Utah Jazz 5,104 km

Game 1 vs. Denver Nuggets

The short-handed Raptors suffered their third-consecutive loss at the hands of a dominating triple-double from All-Star centre Nikola Jokic. Jokic took advantage of Toronto's absence of centres Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, going for 23 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Nuggets to a decisive victory.

The sole bright spot in the game for the Raptors came from forward OG Anunoby, who scored a career-high 32 points to go with seven steals. He became the first player in franchise history to notch 30-plus points and seven steals in a game, scoring efficiently shooting 12-for-16 from the field.

The Raptors will look to bounce back and snap their losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the Phoenix Suns.

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