The Portland Trail Blazers 2018 Preseason Schedule will include a matchup against the Toronto Raptors on September 29th. The news comes courtesy of an NBA press release which you can read in its entirety at the Raptors’ official site.
Portland’s complete preseason schedule has not yet been released, but the special NBA Canada Series, the sixth iteration, merits distinct notification. From the release:
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. The Raptors will then face Jeremy Lin, D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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. Fans are encouraged to register for exclusive presale ticket access at NBA.com/CanadaSeries.
Among quotes from Raptors and Nets executives, the press release also had this from Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard:
Vancouver is cool, I’ve been there a few times and I’ve always really enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to playing in front of fans from another great Pacific Northwest city.