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Toronto Raptors to play exhibition game against Portland Trailblazers this September

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Just announced, the NBA Canada Series will bring the Toronto Raptors back to Vancouver for an exhibition game this fall against the Portland Trailblazers on September 29th.

Following a one-year break, due to an early start date for the season, Vancouver will be treated to an NBA Exhibition game that will bring NBA Talent to a city starving for high-level basketball. The last time the Raptors were in town was 2016, when the played the Golden State Warriors, fresh off of an NBA Championship and Kevin Durant’s first official game in a Warriors jersey.

The Toronto Raptors are coming off arguably their best season, finishing 59-23 in the regular season, but were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. While this offseason could bring many changes around the league, the Raptors were led by Demar Derozan, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and rising stars Pascal Siakam, and OG Anunoby this past year. The Trailblazers finished third in the super competitive Western Conference, behind Houston and Golden State. This Trailblazer are led by the superstar back-court combo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

This year’s NBA Canada Series promises to bring an expanded schedule of fan events, NBA Legend appearances as well as NBA Cares community outreach programs.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale July 14th - you can register for pre-sale ticket access through the NBA Canada Series Website.