TSN is Home to the Toronto Raptors Playoff Run

— April 17, 2014

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TORONTO (April 17, 2014) – Canada’s Sports Leader delivers every game from the Toronto Raptors first playoff run in six seasons, as TSN and TSN GO have complete live coverage of the Raptors’ series against the Brooklyn Nets during the First Round of the NBA PLAYOFFS

Coverage tips off this Saturday (April 19) at 12 noon ET with a 30-minute pre-game show followed by Game 1: Brooklyn @ Toronto live on TSN and TSN GO. TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto also has live coverage of Game 1 beginning with an extensive 90-minute pre-game show at 11 a.m. ET (see below for more details on TSN 1050’s coverage of the Raptors). 

The broadcast schedule for the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series is as follows*:

  • Game 1: Brooklyn @ Toronto – Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon ET on TSN/TSN GO/TSN 1050
  • Game 2: Brooklyn @ Toronto – Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN/TSN GO/TSN 1050
  • Game 3: Toronto @ Brooklyn – Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN/TSN GO/TSN 1050
  • Game 4: Toronto @ Brooklyn – Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN/TSN GO
  • **Game 5: Brooklyn @ Toronto – Wednesday, April 30 at TBD
  • **Game 6: Toronto @ Brooklyn – Friday, May 2 at TBD
  • **Game 7: Brooklyn @ Toronto – Sunday, May 4 at TBD

TSN will add more games from the NBA PLAYOFFS in the coming days and weeks. The network is also home to the NBA FINALS. The network’s post-season NBA coverage is also available live on TSN GO. 

Broadcast Team
Calling all Raptors games is the dynamic duo of Matt Devlin and analyst Jack “The Coach” Armstrong. Also on-site for TSN’s coverage of the Raptors are host Rod Black and analyst Leo Rautins.

SPORTSCENTRE
SPORTSCENTRE reporter Matthew Scianitti follows the Raptors throughout their playoff run alongside TSN’s on-site panel of Rod Black and Leo Rautins. Canada’s #1 sports news and information show also delivers all the highlights and reaction from the Raptors series and other match-ups throughout the NBA PLAYOFFS 

 

In this week’s CABBIE PRESENTS, debuting in tomorrow’s 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE, host Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards brings Raptors forward Amir Johnson to Medieval Times in Toronto for some playoffs pep talk.

 

LONG WAY HOME: THE MASAI UJIRI STORY
The TSN Original feature LONG WAY HOME: THE MASAI UJIRI STORY profiles Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri – the architect behind the franchise’s most successful season in history – and his remarkable journey to becoming the reigning NBA Executive of the Year. 

Hosted by Bruce Arthur, LONG WAY HOME: THE MASAI UJIRI STORY follows Ujiri on a recent trip to Nigeria, where he opens up about his upbringing in Africa. Sharing never-seen-before photographs and granting exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Ujiri demonstrates an unwavering desire to give back to his home continent through Giants of Africa, his youth basketball foundation.

LONG WAY HOME: THE MASAI UJIRI STORY premieres in tomorrow’s 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE and repeats across all editons of the show. The feature will also air this Saturday at 12 noon ET during TSN’s pre-game coverage of Game 1: Brooklyn @ Toronto.

<<NOTE TO MEDIA: click here for a sneak peek of LONG WAY HOME: THE MASAI UJIRI STORY>>

TSN Radio
TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto will feature live coverage of Games 1-3 and 5-7 from the Raptors-Nets series. Calling all games on TSN 1050 are play-by-play announcer Paul Jones and analyst Sherman Hamilton. Throughout the series, TSN 1050 brings fans extended pre- and post-game shows hosted by Jim Tatti and Duane Watson. The station also features reports from TSN 1050 Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg, who continues following the team at home and on the road.

TSN Digital
With a focus on the Raptors, TSN Digital platforms cover the NBA PLAYOFFS from every angle to deliver all the latest news, scores, stats, schedules, video highlights, interviews, and more. TSN Digital platforms also delivers:

  • Blogs by Jack Armstrong
  • THE RAPTORS REPORT, a daily blog on the latest Raptors news and buzz from TSN 1050 Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg
  • 1 ON 1 podcasts hosted by Will Strickland and Duane Watson
  • Player analysis from TSN Fantasy Guru Scott Cullen

Plus, TSN BarDown unveils its version of the all-time Raptors team on BarDown.com in honour of the Raptors return to the playoffs.

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*Schedule subject to change
**If necessary

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