The Raptors to host the New Orleans Pelicans, then travel to Detroit

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TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 9: Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket during the game against the Toronto Raptors on January 9, 2022 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Three games are on tap for the Toronto Raptors this week, and you can hear them all on Canada Talks 167.

Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30 pm ET
New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors

Toronto takes on a New Orleans Pelicans squad without its superstar, Zion Williamson, who is out with a hamstring injury for the foreseeable future. With Zion on the mend, the Raptors will have to focus their defence on the duo of Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum.  

Saturday, February 25th at 12 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons

Detroit faces the Raptors for the second time in four games. If the Raptors want to stay in the hunt for a spot in the play-in tournament they need to shake off their past struggles against the bottom feeding Pistons. While the Raptors come out victorious in their last matchup, they gave up a whopping 41 points in the fourth quarter and played down to their competition.

Sunday, February 26th at 6 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Toronto looks for the season sweep as they head to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers. Despite being the number four seed in the east, the Cavs have lost four straight to Toronto and surprisingly have the sixth worst offence in the association. Jakob Poeltl should come in huge for Toronto against the gigantic frontcourt of Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.