Not only have the raptors had the toughest schedule in the east (as Zach Lowe noted), but they are the ONLY team from the eastern conference in the top 16 of that category, sitting at #5. The other 14 teams in the east occupy the bottom fourteen positions of average opponent winning %.
That's why their Power Ranking is #10 in the league, good for #3 in the East. Also, their schedule gets INCREDIBLY soft after their Tuesday night game in Indiana: http://espn.go.com/nba/team/schedule...oronto-raptors
where only two of their subsequent thirteen games are against teams with winning records: the Clippers, and the Mavericks, who we just beat.
For those few who still think losing is the way forward, the month of January might be difficult for you to watch.