Raptors, Blazers headline sixth NBA Canada Series
NBA.com Global on Jun 29, 2018 07:31 AM
FILE - TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 18: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors looks on before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 18, 2018 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA press release
TORONTO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the sixth NBA Canada Series presented by Bell will feature two 2018-19 preseason games in Vancouver and Montreal.
2018 NBA All-Stars DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors will take on three-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, September 29 (Sept. 30, PHL time). The Raptors will then face Jeremy Lin, D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (Oct. 11, PHL time).
This will mark the fifth preseason game played in Montreal and the fourth preseason game played in Vancouver as part of the NBA Canada Series presented by Bell. This will mark the first time the Trail Blazers and Nets will participate in the NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, and the 10th NBA Canada Series game for the Raptors.
Tickets will go on-sale July 14, 2018 (July 15, PHL time). Fans are encouraged to register for exclusive presale ticket access at NBA.com/CanadaSeries.
The NBA Canada Series presented by Bell will once again feature an expanded schedule of interactive fan events, NBA legend appearances, and NBA Cares community outreach programs in Vancouver and Montreal.
The Raptors are coming off their best regular season in franchise history, having finished with a 59-23 record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.