The Toronto Raptors' schedule for the 2021-22 NBA season has been released.
Unlike last season when each team played 72 games during the regular season, the NBA is going back to an 82-game schedule for the 2021-22 season.
The season will tip-off on Oct. 19 with a pair of star-studded matchups. The Raptors will open their season at home the following day against the Washington Wizards.
In total, the Raptors have six games that will be on national television in the United States, four of which will be on NBA TV.
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Here is Toronto's entire schedule for the 2021-22 season (all times Eastern):
Just hold on, we're coming home. #WeTheNorth- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 20, 2021
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Some notable games...
- Oct. 25, 2021: The Raptors face DeMar DeRozan and the new-look Chicago Bulls for the first time.
- Oct. 29, 2021: Scottie Barnes faces Jalen Suggs for the first time in their careers.
- Nov. 1, 2021: 75th NBA anniversary game between Toronto and New York
- Nov. 13, 2021: Scottie Barnes faces No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham for the first time in their careers.
- Jan. 17, 2022: Kyle Lowry will face the Raptors for the first time since joining the Heat.
- Jan. 23, 2022: Norman Powell returns to Toronto for the first time since he was traded to the Trail Blazers at last season's trade deadline.
- Feb. 3, 2022: Lowry will return to Toronto for the first time since the trade.
Whereas the 2021 NBA Playoffs began on May 22, the 2022 NBA Playoffs are scheduled to begin on April 16. The 2022 NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on June 2.
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