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Toronto Raptors

Breaking down the 13 sets of back-to-backs on the Toronto Raptors schedule in the 2019-20 season

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The Toronto Raptors' meetings with the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls on Oct. 25 and 26, respectively, make up the first of 13 sets of back-to-backs the team will play in during the 2019-20 NBA season.

In an attempt to maximize the performance of players, the league has worked to limit the number of back-to-backs that teams will play in recent years by spreading out the schedule over a slightly longer period of time.

When do the Raptors play in back-to-backs? Below, find the team's back-to-back schedule for the upcoming season.

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 Nov. 11 @ LA Clippers
3 Dec. 8 @ Philadelphia Dec. 9 @ Chicago
4 Dec. 22 vs. Dallas Dec. 23 @ Indiana
5 Dec. 28 @ Boston Dec. 29 vs. Oklahoma City
6 Jan. 7 vs. Portland Jan. 8 @ Charlotte
7 Jan. 17 vs. Washington Jan. 18 @ Minnesota
8 Jan. 30 @ Cleveland Jan. 31 @ Detroit
9 Feb. 7 @ Indiana Feb. 8 vs. Brooklyn
10 Mar. 8 @ Sacramento Mar. 9 @ Utah
11 Mar. 24 vs. LA Lakers Mar. 25 @ New York
12 Apr. 7 @ Washington Apr. 8 @ Charlotte
13 Apr. 14 @ Miami Apr. 15 @ Orlando

A closer look:

  • 9 of the Raptors' 13 back-to-backs come prior to the All-Star break
  • 7 of the 13 teams Toronto plays on the second night of a back-to-back made the postseason in 2019
  • 7 of the 13 sets of back-to-backs consist of two road games

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

Toronto Raptors back-to-backs, 2018-19 season
Date Opponent Result Date Opponent Result
1 Oct. 19 vs. Boston W, 113-101 Oct. 20 @ Washington W, 117-113
2 Oct. 29 @ Milwaukee L, 109-124 Oct. 30 vs. Philadelphia W, 129-112
3 Nov. 4 @ LA Lakers W, 121-107 Nov. 5 @ Utah W, 124-111
4 Nov. 16 @ Boston L, 116-123 (OT) Nov. 17 @ Chicago W, 122-83
5 Nov. 20 @ Orlando W, 93-91 Nov. 21 @ Atlanta W, 124-108
6 Dec. 11 @ LA Clippers W, 123-99 Dec. 12 @ Golden State W, 113-93
7 Dec. 21 vs. Cleveland W, 126-110 Dec. 22 @ Philadelphia L, 101-126
8 Jan. 5 @ Milwaukee W, 123-116 Jan. 6 vs. Indiana W, 121-105
9 Jan. 16 @ Boston L, 108-117 Jan. 17 vs. Phoenix W, 111-109
10 Jan. 22 vs. Sacramento W, 120-105 Jan. 23 @ Indiana L, 106-110
11 Mar. 10 @ Miami W, 125-104 Mar. 11 @ Cleveland L, 101-126
12 Mar. 17 @ Detroit L, 107-110 Mar. 18 vs. New York W, 128-92

A closer look:

  • Toronto was 8-4 on the first night of back-to-backs last season
  • The Raptors were 9-3 on the second night of back-to-backs last season
  • Toronto played 10 of its 12 back-to-backs prior to the All-Star break
  • The team won both ends of the back-to-back on five different occasions
  • November saw the Raptors play four games in six nights, going 3-1 in that stretch
  • The Nov. 20 road win over Orlando and Jan. 17 home win over Phoenix were decided on the final possession

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