Toronto Raptors: 10 key dates on the 2017-18 schedule

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 15: DeMar DeRozan
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7) THE OTHER SUPER TEAM? – Wednesday, Dec. 27

Although most people see the Warriors as a lock to win the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder have taken a huge leap forward by landing Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. These two will join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, making a potentially dominant trio and perhaps creating the NBA’s newest super team.

Despite Oklahoma’s dominance over the last few seasons, Toronto has held its own with a 3-3 record over the same time period.

8) NEW YEAR, SAME BUCKS – Monday, Jan. 1

These young Milwaukee Bucks gave the Raptors a scare in the first round of the playoffs last year, pushing the best of seven series to six games. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, many see Milwaukee as the next big team to emerge out of the East.