The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday their broadcast schedule for the 2015-16 NBA season with all 82 regular season contests being broadcast in High Definition (HD) and televised nationally. TSN and Sportsnet will each carry 41 games.
TSN has the season opener against the Indiana Pacers on October 28 from Air Canada Centre. The opening month of the season on the TSN networks will also feature matchups against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder from Oklahoma City on November 4, Anthony Davis and his New Orleans Pelicans in Toronto on November 13, the Raptors’ lone visit of the season November 17 to the home of the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and the first meeting with LeBron James and the Cavaliers from Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, November 25.
TSN’s slate also includes marquee contests at Air Canada Centre versus the Warriors (December 5) and the San Antonio Spurs (December 9), a road game to Miami (December 18) to face the Heat, the lone Air Canada Centre visit by Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers (January 24) and both games versus 2015 Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (February 10 at Target Center and February 24 in Toronto).
Sportsnet goes on the road with the Raptors for four highlight games in November: at Miami on November 8, at Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on November 20, at the Los Angeles Clippers on November 22, and a rematch of last season’s first-round playoff series with the Washington Wizards on November 28.
Additional key contests on Sportsnet’s networks includes the Lakers’ annual visit to Toronto on December 7, the Raptors’ lone appearance in Cleveland this season on January 4, the NBA Global Games 2015-16 meeting against Orlando at The O2 in London, England, James and the Cavaliers in Toronto on February 26, both outings against James Harden and the Houston Rockets in March (6th and 25th) and a late-season two-game trip against Western Conference powers Memphis (April 1) and San Antonio (April 2).
For an 11th consecutive season all 82 Raptors telecasts will be produced by NBA TV Canada. Veteran play-by-play voice Matt Devlin will call all the action for an eighth season. “The Coach” Jack Armstrong will lend his expertise as the analyst on TSN telecasts with former NBA first-round draft pick Leo Rautins handling the colour commentary on Sportsnet.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN Radio 1050 Toronto will again be the radio home for Raptors broadcasts. Eric Smith will handle the play-by-play role for games on Sportsnet 590 The FAN with Paul Jones serving as the analyst. For games on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto, Jones will serve as the play-by-play voice with Armstrong and Sherman Hamilton sharing analyst duties.