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RAPTORS ANNOUNCE 2022-23 BROADCAST SCHEDULE

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday their broadcast schedule for the 2022-23 NBA season. TSN and Sportsnet will each carry 41 games.

            TSN has the season opener Wednesday, Oct. 19 against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Scotiabank Arena. Other notable broadcasts on TSN includes the eighth annual Giants of Africa Game, celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, on Monday, Dec. 5 vs. Boston, both games against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 7 vs. LAL and Mar. 10 at LAL), as well as both matchups against the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (Dec. 18 vs. GSW and Jan. 27 at GSW).

            Sportsnet will open its coverage with the Raptors’ road debut playing Kevin Durant and the Nets on Friday, Oct. 21 at Brooklyn. Additional noteworthy broadcasts include three of four games against the Philadelphia 76ers (Oct. 28 vs. PHI, Dec. 19 at PHI and Mar. 31 at PHI), two games against Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat (Oct. 24 at MIA and Nov. 16 vs. MIA), and the lone visit from reigning Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic, when the Denver Nuggets come to town on Tuesday, Mar. 14.

            NBA TV Canada will produce all 82 Raptors telecasts for the 18th consecutive season. Calling all the action for a 15th season is longtime play-by-play voice Matt Devlin. Jack “The Coach” Armstrong will provide colour commentary with Kayla Grey as the sideline reporter for TSN while former Raptor Alvin Williams and Amy Audibert will do so for Sportsnet respectively. Williams played 417 games in Toronto, averaging 9.3 points, 4.3 assists and 28.1 minutes. He ranks fourth all-time in franchise history in assists (1,791), sixth in steals (517) and ninth in games played.

            Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN 1050 Toronto will once again broadcast all games on radio for the Raptors. Veteran broadcaster, Paul Jones, will call all 82 games where he will be flanked by play-by-play stalwart Eric Smith on Sportsnet 590 and by newly appointed analyst Jevohn Shepherd on TSN 1050. Shepherd was a longtime member of the men’s national basketball team representing Canada in over 40 games from 2005-18. He is the current general manager of the Ottawa BlackJacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

            The complete 2022-23 broadcast schedule is attached, including preseason action.