When the Toronto Raptors play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, it'll be on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Raptors have already played five back-to-backs this season. Prior to their win against the LA Clippers on Tuesday, they were 3-2 on the first night of a back-to-back and 5-0 on the second.
The Raptors are currently one of four teams - the others being the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards - to have not lost on the second night of a back-to-back this season.
Four of their five matchups on the second night of a back-to-back have come against teams with a losing record as of Dec. 12.
|Opponent||Date||Score||TOR highest scorer|
|Washington Wizards||Oct. 20||117-113||Lowry (28 PTS)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Oct. 30||129-112||Leonard (31 PTS)|
|Utah Jazz||Nov. 5||124-111||Lowry (17 PTS)|
|Chicago Bulls||Nov. 17||122-83||VanVleet (18 PTS)|
|Atlanta Hawks||Nov. 21||124-108||Valanciunas (24 PTS)|
Kawhi Leonard has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back this season. He was held out of their game against the Clippers because of a bruised right hip.
It's still unknown if he'll play against the Warriors on Wednesday.
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse told ESPN in the first week of November that they still haven't decided how long they're going to sit Leonard for one game on a back-to-back.
"I just wanted to get healthy," Leonard said at the time. "I feel healthy now, and they just don't want to rush into things. I don't either. It's a long season, so we're thinking about the long road."
The Raptors have six more back-to-backs this season - one more in December, three in January and two in March. It's quite the difference from the 2014-15 season, when they had a total of 19 back-to-back games.