Raptors hope injury returns will bring a strong start to December

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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 24: Scottie Barnes #4 of the Toronto Raptors and Evan Mobley #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on in a break during the first half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on March 24, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Four games are lined up for the Toronto Raptors this week, and you can hear all of them on SiriusXM Canada Talks.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptor
Monday, November 28th at 7:30 pm ET

The injury-ravaged Raptors hope to get back in the win column against the Cavaliers, who they defeated in the opening game of the regular season. Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell is scoring over 30 points per game, and their duo of big men, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, will challenge Raps rookie Christian Koloko and the returning Pascal Siakam in the paint.

Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans
Wednesday, November 30th at 8 pm ET

The league’s ultimate power dunker Zion Williamson and the Pelicans host the Raptors. Toronto will try to end a tough, injury-filled November on a high note and start their climb back up the Eastern Conference Standings. 

Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets
Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm ET 

Brooklyn faces Toronto for the 3rd time this season, winning the first two contests. In their last matchup, Ben Simmons finally rounded into his former all-star form, and if that becomes a trend, the Nets could finally live up to their potential as a super-skilled title contender. 

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors
Saturday, December 3rd at 8 pm ET 

Toronto returns home to face the Magic in the second of back-to-back games. Number one overall pick Paolo Banchero is scoring at a tremendous pace to start his career and will need to be the focus of the Raptors’ defence.