February gives rest and home cooking for Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Raptors will be looking forward to the All-Star break, and the home friendly schedule in February.

It’s safe to say that nobody expected the Toronto Raptors to be in this position coming into the NBA season. With a 33-14 record, sitting at the two seed in the Eastern Conference, they are exceeding expectations and well-positioned in the standings heading into the month of February. What is even more impressive is how they have been able to achieve this kind of success while dealing with what seems to be injury after injury. The Raptors have shown their resiliency once again, and they are being rewarded for it.

This month is going to be much-needed for the team, as they will have the All-Star break to look forward to. The NBA trade deadline is also around the corner, and even though Toronto is looking solid as a team, it won’t be surprising if it is included in some trade talks. Toronto made some moves before the deadline last season and it eventually worked out in their favour. We all remember the parade, don’t we?

With the All-Star break, they will have fewer games to play this month which is a plus. Another plus is that the overwhelming majority of their games will be at home. Nothing beats home cooking and the Raptors have played well at the Scotiabank Arena this season, going 17-7 in front of the home crowd.

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it will be jam-packed with excitement for the Toronto Raptors. From all-star festivities to the trade deadline, to a marquee matchup they should have circled on their calendar (Feb 25 v. Milwaukee), here is rundown of what Toronto can look forward to this month.