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Toronto Raptors 2018-19 U.S. national TV schedule

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The Toronto Raptors are scheduled for 27 nationally televised games in the United States in the 2018-19 NBA regular season. They will face 15 different teams, with all four matchups against the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers televised on the national stage.

Of their 27 games on national television, 12 will be on NBA TV, eight on ESPN and seven on TNT.

After opening their season on Wednesday, Oct. 17 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Raptors will play back-to-back nationally televised games. On Friday, Oct. 19, they will be broadcasted on ESPN at 8 p.m.* as they take on their Atlantic Division rival Celtics in Toronto. The following day, the Raptors face off against the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. on NBA TV.

Their first televised game against the 76ers will be on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. on NBA TV. As for intriguing Western Conference games, they will host the defending champion Golden State Warriors on ESPN on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. They also play the Warriors on ESPN on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 p.m.

Both matchups against the San Antonio Spurs will be nationally broadcasted. The first will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3, when the Raptors travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs at 8 p.m on TNT. This marks the first time that Kawhi Leonard will return to San Antonio since being traded this offseason. DeMar DeRozan makes his return to Toronto on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m on ESPN.

Toronto's first time seeing LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be at home on Thursday, March 14. This game will be at 8 p.m. on TNT.

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You can find the entire Toronto Raptors national TV schedule below:

Friday, October 19: Celtics at Raptors, 8 p.m. - ESPN

Saturday, October 20: Raptors at Wizards, 7 p.m. - NBA TV

Tuesday, October 30: Sixers at Raptors, 7:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Monday, November 12: Pelicans at Raptors, 7:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Friday, November 16: Raptors at Celtics, 7 p.m. - ESPN

Thursday, November 29: Warriors at Raptors, 8 p.m. - TNT

Wednesday, December 5: Sixers at Raptors, 8 p.m. - ESPN

Sunday, December 9: Bucks at Raptors, 6 p.m. - NBA TV

Tuesday, December 11: Raptors at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Wednesday, December 12: Raptors at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. - ESPN

Saturday, December 22: Raptors at Sixers, 7:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Wednesday, December 26: Raptors at Heat, 7:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Tuesday, January 1: Jazz at Raptors, 7:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Thursday, January 3: Raptors at Spurs, 8 p.m. - TNT

Saturday, January 5: Raptors at Bucks, 8:30 p.m. - NBA TV

Sunday, January 6: Pacers at Raptors, 6 p.m. - NBA TV

Wednesday, January 16: Raptors at Celtics, 8 p.m. - ESPN

Friday, January 25: Raptors at Rockets, 8 p.m. - ESPN

Thursday, January 31: Bucks at Raptors, 8 p.m. - TNT

Tuesday, February 5: Raptors at Sixers, 8 p.m. - TNT

Friday, February 22: Spurs at Raptors, 7 p.m. - ESPN

Tuesday, February 26: Celtics at Raptors, 8 p.m. - TNT

Tuesday, March 5: Rockets at Raptors, 8 p.m. - TNT

Monday, March 11: Raptors at Cavs, 7 p.m. - NBA TV

Thursday, March 14: Lakers at Raptors, 8 p.m. - TNT

Wednesday, March 20: Raptors at Thunder, 9:30 p.m. - ESPN

Sunday, April 7: Heat at Raptors, Noon - NBA TV

* All times shown are Eastern.

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