Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NBA Releases Schedule for Upcoming Season, Raptors Back on U.S. TV

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NBA Releases Schedule for Upcoming Season, Raptors Back on U.S. TV

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Raptors back on U.S. TV for 2014-15 season

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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will be back on national television in the United States when the 2014-15 NBA season tips off this fall.

The league schedule, which was released Wednesday, features four Raptors games to be televised on TNT or ESPN, and five others televised on NBA TV.

Toronto will start its 20th season in the NBA with a home game at Air Canada Centre on Oct. 29 versus the Atlanta Hawks. It's the fifth time in the past six seasons and the 14th time in team history that the club has started the regular season at home.

Nine of the club's first 12 games will be at home followed by 14 of the next 22 on the road. After the All-Star break in mid-February, the Raptors will play 18 of their final 29 games on the road to finish the regular season.

Noteworthy home games on the schedule include two visits from LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. …

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