Raptors Announce 2014-15 Broadcast Schedule
All 82 games available coast-to-coast in High Definition
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 NBA season with all 82 regular season contests being broadcast in High Definition (HD) and televised nationally.
TSN feeds will televise 47 Raptors contests across Canada during the 2014-15 campaign. TSN has the season opener against the Atlanta Hawks on October 29 from Air Canada Centre. It will also broadcast the first matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers from Cleveland on Saturday, November 22 and then be home to two contests in five days against the Cavaliers on Friday, December 5 from Toronto and Tuesday, December 9 from Cleveland.
TSN’s slate also includes marquee contests with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 17 in a rematch of last season’s first-round playoff series, a road stop at the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, March 10 and both contests against Andrew Wiggins and his Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, March 18 in Toronto and Wednesday, April 1 from Target Center in Minneapolis.
TSN will broadcast NBA U.S. regular season contests, as well as the conference finals and select playoff games, NBA All-Star Weekend coverage, including the 62nd annual All-Star Game on February 15 from Madison Square Garden in New York, and exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA Finals. TSN also has the broadcast rights to all Raptors playoff games during the post-season.
The Sportsnet family will be the home for 35 Raptors regular season games, broadcasting 13 games on Sportsnet, eight on Sportsnet ONE and 14 games on Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet ONE will air a full schedule of NBA U.S. regular season contests, the broadcast rights to select NBA playoff games, as well as feature programming on NBA Action.
Sportsnet goes on the road with the Raptors to Los Angeles for a battle against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Sunday, November 30. Other games on Sportsnet will showcase a matinee contest against division rival New York from Air Canada Centre on Sunday, December 21 and the first meeting of the season with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, December 27 from STAPLES Center.
Sportsnet 360 opens its coverage with Toronto’s first road game November 1 at Orlando. Sportsnet 360 is also the location to catch a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies and Vince Carter on Wednesday, December 21, a road meeting with the up-and-coming Washington Wizards on January 31 and Toronto’s visit to the Lone Star State on Saturday, February 21 to face the high-powered Houston Rockets featuring James Harden and Dwight Howard.
Sportsnet ONE is the place to see the first “Flashback Friday” game November 7 as the Raptors celebrate their 20th Anniversary season when they entertain the Wizards at Air Canada Centre. Sportsnet ONE will also air the lone road trip to Milwaukee to face Jabari Parker and the Bucks on Monday, January 19 and the Clippers’ only trek to Toronto on Friday, February 6.
For a tenth 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 a seventh 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 move into 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.