The 2018-19 NBA season is quickly approaching.
Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors announced a five-game preseason schedule, featuring one contest at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors will host Melbourne United of the National Basketball League (NBL) on Friday, Oct. 5.
As part of the NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, the Raptors will hold preseason games in Vancouver and Montreal. They will open preseason action versus the Portland Trail Blazers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 29 and play the Brooklyn Nets at Bell Centre in Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The Raptors will also travel to take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Head coach Nick Nurse and his team will hold training camp in Vancouver, British Columbia. This marks the fifth consecutive year the Raptors will hold training camp in British Columbia and sixth time in team history.
The Raptors will practice Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28 at Fortius Sport & Health. All practice sessions are closed to the public. A specific schedule with times and media availability will be released at a later date.
|Date||Opponent||Venue||City||Local Time||Eastern Time|
|Sept. 29||vs. Portland||Rogers Arena||Vanvouver||4 p.m.||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 2||at Utah||Vivint Smart Home Arena||Salt Lake City||7 p.m.||9 p.m.|
|Oct. 5||vs. Melbourne||Scotiabank Arena||Toronto||7 p.m.||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 10||vs. Brooklyn||Bell Centre||Montreal||7 p.m.||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 11||at New Orleans||Smoothie King Center||New Orleans||7 p.m.||8 p.m.|