The Toronto Raptors head west for a season-defining road trip
It’s a big week for the Toronto Raptors as they head to the west coast for four games. You can hear them all on Canada Talks 167.
Monday, January 30th at 9 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns
The Raptors continue a pivotal west coast road trip as they take on the Suns in Phoenix. Toronto defeated the Suns in their last game of 2022 113-104, with Gary Trent jr. going off for 35 points. Just like the last time these teams met, Phoenix will be without its best offensive weapon, Devin Booker.
Wednesday, February 1st at 9 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz
Toronto starts the month of February facing off against the Jazz in Utah. Toronto is going to have to focus their defence around one of the breakout players of the season in Lauri Markkanen. The sweet-shooting big man is averaging 24.8 points per game this year and hitting the deep ball at over 43%.
Friday, February 3rd at 8 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets
The Raptors travel to Houston to play the Rockets. Houston is fighting tooth and nail with Detroit for the inauspicious honour of being the league’s worst team and tanking for a chance to draft super prospect Victor Wembanyama. Keep an eye out for sophomore Jalen Green as the scoring machine has tallied more than 40 points twice in his last ten games.
Sunday, February 5th at 6 pm ET
Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies
Toronto finishes its daunting 7 game road trip in Memphis. The Grizzlies are one of the top-scoring teams in the league and duking it out with the Nuggets for the number-one seed in the western conference. Memphis cruised past the Raptors in December 119-106 with human highlight reel Ja Morant scoring 19 points and dishing out a whopping 17 assists.