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RAPTORS ANNOUNCE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR RESTART OF 2019-20 SEASON
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday their broadcast schedule for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season. Sportsnet and TSN will each carry four “seeding” games.
Sportsnet has the Raptors’ first game back Saturday, Aug. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Additional contests on Sportsnet include Aug. 3 vs. Miami, Aug. 5 against Orlando and Aug. 10 vs. Milwaukee.
TSN will open its coverage Friday, Aug. 7 when the Raptors face Boston. TSN’s slate includes Aug. 9 vs. Memphis, Aug. 12 against Philadelphia and the Raptors’ final seeding game Aug. 14 vs. Denver.
Veteran play-by-play voice Matt Devlin will call all the action. Jack “The Coach” Armstrong will lend his expertise as the analyst on TSN telecasts with former NBA first-round draft pick Leo Rautins handling colour commentary on Sportsnet.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN, 680 News and TSN 1050 Toronto will be the radio home for Raptors broadcasts. Eric Smith will handle the play-by-play role for games on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and 680 News with Paul Jones serving as the analyst. For games on TSN 1050 Toronto, Jones will serve as the play-by-play voice with Armstrong and Sherman Hamilton sharing analyst duties.
The Raptors will also compete in three inter-squad scrimmages in final preparation for the resumption of the season. TSN will carry two of the scrimmages – July 24 vs. Houston and July 28 against Phoenix, with Sportsnet broadcasting July 26 vs. Portland.
|RAPTORS BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR RESTART|
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Eastern Time||TV / RADIO|
|Saturday, Aug. 1||vs. LA Lakers||Arena||8:30 p.m. (ESPN)||Sportsnet ONE, Citytv / TSN 1050|
|Monday, Aug. 3||at Miami||HP Field House||1:30 p.m. (NBATV)||Sportsnet ONE / Sportsnet 590 The FAN|
|Wednesday, Aug. 5||at Orlando||Visa Athletic Center||8 p.m.||Sportsnet ONE / TSN 1050|
|Friday, Aug. 7||vs. Boston||Arena||9 p.m. (TNT)||TSN / 680 News|
|Sunday, Aug. 9||vs. Memphis||Visa Athletic Center||2 p.m.||TSN / TSN 1050|
|Monday, Aug. 10||at Milwaukee||HP Field House||6:30 p.m. (ESPN)||Sportsnet ONE / Sportsnet 590 The FAN|
|Wednesday, Aug. 12||at Philadelphia||HP Field House||6:30 p.m. (ESPN)||TSN / TSN 1050|
|Friday, Aug. 14||vs. Denver||TBD||TBD||TSN / Sportsnet 590 The FAN|
|RAPTORS SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE|
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Eastern Time||TV / RADIO|
|Friday, July 24||vs. Houston||Arena||7:30 p.m.||TSN / TSN 1050|
|Sunday, July 26||vs. Portland||Visa Athletic Center||6 p.m.||Sportsnet / TSN 1050|
|Tuesday, July 28||vs. Phoenix||Arena||3 p.m.||TSN / TBD|
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Gregg Popovich isn’t one to shy away from social issues, especially in terms of civil rights. So, naturally, the death of United States representative and civil rights icon John Lewis struck a chord with the San Antonio Spurs’ head coach. Popovich released a powerful statement about the late congressman Sunday morning. “(Lewis has) been such…Gregg Popovich Delivers Powerful Statement Following John Lewis’ Death — NESN.com
Gregg Popovich isn’t one to shy away from social issues, especially in terms of civil rights. So, naturally, the death of United States representative and civil rights icon John Lewis struck a chord with the San Antonio Spurs’ head coach.
Popovich released a powerful statement about the late congressman Sunday morning.
“(Lewis has) been such an iconic figure for so long. It’s hard not to feel the loss of somebody who has been so important for our country. He’s a rare combination of an abundance of courage, and at the same time, amazing humility,” Popovich said Sunday, via ESPN’s Marc J. Spears.
“Nothing was ever about him. It was always about the work that he wanted to do to try to make this nation live up to its promises. And that — I always felt — was really special about him. He was always hopeful. He was always ready for the fight — in a good way. He pushed America. He pushed white privilege. Kind of ironic that white privilege and white supremacy kept those promises from being fully realized. And he — who was downtrodden — made sure that he never gave up and continued to push this country in the right direction. “So, he — along with many others obviously — he was one of those special people that now that he is gone, you really feel an absence — an absence of decency, an absence of righteous effort for justice for everybody. And hopefully we can move on in a way that honors what he did his whole life. You know, the opposite of what is going on now with the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. So all those politicians that are praising Congressman Lewis on the one hand are the same people that are willing to gut the Voting Rights Act that he worked so hard for. That, I think, is disgusting.”
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on the passing of Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis. pic.twitter.com/X1cNZOgS75 — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) July 19, 2020 Well said. Lewis, 80, had battled pancreatic cancer in the six months before his death. More NBA: Doc Rivers Reveals Powerful Interaction With John Lewis Thumbnail photo via Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Images
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