Warriors vs. Raptors: Upcoming Series Info & Rivalry History

When Do the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors Play Next?

Toronto Raptors tickets and Golden State Warriors tickets can be found on their respective team pages. Upcoming game information can be found below.

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Are the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors Rivals?

Yes. The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors have a relatively new rivalry within the National Basketball Association. Because they do not play in the same conference, they don’t play as often, but the head-to-head games still burn intensely from their rivalry.

Who Are the Golden State Warriors’ Biggest Rivals?

The Golden State Warriors’ main rivals are their counterparts within the state of California, namely the Sacramento Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. But the Warriors also have a fierce rivalry with the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Who are the Toronto Raptors’ Biggest Rivals?

The Toronto Raptors have several rivalries within their division of the Eastern Conference: most notably the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets. But the Raptors also have intense rivalries with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors Series History

Because Golden State plays in the Western Conference and Toronto plays in the East, their rivalry does not burn as fiercely as others in the NBA. However, the 2019 NBA Finals featured tension and competitive fire between the Warriors and the Raptors. Despite being underdogs, the Raptors won the series 4–2 over Golden State.

With a star-studded lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors faced two critical injuries in the playoffs. Durant strained his calf earlier in the NBA Playoffs, and featured a subsequent Achilles tear in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. One game later, Thompson tore his ACL and both remained out for the entire 2020 season.

The Raptors were powered by their all-star forward Kawhi Leonard, who they acquired in a trade the offseason before. Leonard averaged 28.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists on his way to receiving Finals MVP. He was also the defensive anchor for the Raptors, disrupting the flow of the Warriors offense and often guarding Curry, Thompson or Green.

Overall, the Raptors and Warriors have faced off 56 times, with the Warriors holding a narrow 32–24 edge. The Warriors also hold the longest win streak, rattling off eight straight from 2015–18.

Where Do the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors Play?

The Golden State Warriors play at the Chase Center in the heart of downtown San Francisco, California, right on the bay. The Chase Center is one of the newest arenas in the NBA and cost the Warriors and their owner Joe Lacob $1.4 billion. The Chase Center has a capacity of 18,064 fans.

As the only current Canadian team in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors play at Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario. Scotiabank Arena also plays host to the Toronto Maple Leafs®, and has a maximum capacity of 20,511.

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