Vancouver, Montreal to host NBA pre-season video games in ninth NBA Canada Collection

TORONTO — Vancouver and Montreal might be internet hosting NBA pre-season video games come October within the ninth NBA Canada Collection.

The Toronto Raptors might be taking over the Sacramento Kings at Vancouver’s Rogers Enviornment on Oct. 8.

Toronto performed in each NBA Canada Collection video games final yr, going through the Utah Jazz in Edmonton and taking part in the Boston Celtics in Montreal.

The Kings may have Canadian illustration in ahead Trey Lyles of Saskatoon and assistant coach Jordi Fernandez — the pinnacle coach of the Canadian senior males’s basketball workforce on their aspect.

In the meantime, all-star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Hamilton and Montreal native Lu Dort lead the Oklahoma City Thunder in opposition to the Detroit Pistons at Bell Centre in Montreal on Oct. 12.

“After rising up and studying to play the sport of basketball in Montreal, it is going to be a particular expertise to play a pre-season sport in my hometown,” Dort mentioned in a press release.

In accordance with the NBA, 15 groups have participated in 16 pre-season video games throughout six Canadian cities as a part of the pre-season collection that started in 2012. The video games have drawn greater than 250,000 followers.

The Raptors can even host the Cairns Taipans of Australia’s Nationwide Basketball League on Oct. 15 earlier than travelling to Chicago to face the Bulls on Oct. 17. Toronto wrap up pre-season play on Oct. 20 with a house sport in opposition to the Washington Wizards.

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