Toronto Raptors Set for Important Matchup Against Top NBA Team Denver Nuggets

The Toronto Raptors are set for action tonight against the Denver Nuggets in a Monday night showdown. After securing an important overtime victory against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, the Raptors will look to make it 2 wins in a row to continue their push for the playoffs. 

Every single game is a must-win for the Raptors. With 16 games to go after this one, they cannot afford to lose any games if they want to make their playoff dreams come to fruition. They’ve already made it clear that they intend to make the playoffs, but you first have to make it before you can make noise. 

The play-in race is a tight battle between the Raptors, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, and Indiana Pacers, with only a few wins separating each team from each other. While the Raptors are facing one of the top teams in the NBA tonight, there cannot be any excuses if they hope to make their playoff dreams a reality. It’s games like this where you need to find the extra hustle and drive to seize the victory against a top team.

The Raptors’ schedule won’t get any easier, as the finalize their 5 game roadtrip in their next 2 games. They will face the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday and then the Los Angeles Lakes on Friday. Both are tough opponents are a must-wins for the Raptors. They will return home after those 2 games to face off against the Denver Nuggets again at Scotiabank Arena to start a 3 game homestand, one of those games will be against the currently top team in the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors will keep their same starting lineup that they’ve had for the past few games, which consist of VanVleet, Barnes, Anunoby, Siakam, Poeltl. The game will be on at 6 pm (PST).

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