Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Toronto Raptors to open the season Oct. 30 against the Celtics

'To the rim' face: DeMar DeRozan drives past Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto April 13, 2012.


The Toronto Raptors will open the 2013-14 NBA season at home on Oct. 30 against the Boston Celtics.

It's the fourth time in the past five seasons the team has kicked off its season at the Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors will then head on the road for a Nov. 1 game in Atlanta.

Story continues below advertisement

Other dates Toronto fans may want to mark on their calendars include Dec. 28, when former Raptor Andrea Bargnani returns with the New York Knicks, Jan. 19, when Canadian star Steve Nash and the Lakers visit and Feb. 21, when first overall draft pick Anthony Bennett of Brampton, Ont., comes to town with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Defending champion Miami visits the Air Canada Centre on Nov. 5 and Nov. 29, according to the schedule released Tuesday.

The team's longest road swing is five games from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7 while the longest homestand is four games from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1.

The Raptors' busiest month is January with 17 games, including a season-high nine at home. They'll play a season-high nine games on the road in December.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to