The NBA season is fast approaching, and we now know when fans can get their first look at the Toronto Raptors ahead of the regular season.
The Raptors today announced their five-game preseason schedule, which begins when the team hosts the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, Oct. 4 at Scotiabank Arena.
Soon, Toronto, soon. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/HSYdIrNyJo- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 10, 2021
After playing the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa, FL, the Raptors will play two of their five exhibition tune-ups in Toronto, while the other three will come on the road. Below, find the Raptors' complete 2021 preseason schedule.
|Monday, Oct. 4||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors||7:00 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Thursday, Oct. 7||Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers||7:00 p.m.||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA|
|Saturday, Oct. 9||Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics||7:30 p.m||TD Garden, Boston, MA|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors||7:00 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards||7:00 p.m.||Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.|
There are a number of highlights on Toronto's schedule, including back-to-back meetings with a divisional foe in Philadelphia, which has had quite the offseason.
The Raptors are also slated to face a new-look Celtics team that has made a number of moves this offseason before returning home to host the Rockets, who feature No. 2 pick Jalen Green in addition to rookies, Josh Christopher, Usman Garuba and Alperen Sengun.
Toronto closes its preseason schedule on the second end of a back-to-back as it travels to Washington to take on another new-look team in the Wizards on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Eight days later, the Raptors will welcome the Wizards to Scotiabank Arena for the 2021-22 season opener, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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