Raptors to make earliest start in club history with Oct. 19 home game against Bulls
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) during second half NBA basketball action, in Toronto on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 14, 2017 8:48PM EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will make their earliest regular-season start in club history in 2017-18.
The NBA released its full schedule Monday, and Toronto will start its 23rd season at home against Chicago on Oct. 19 -- a week earlier than last season's start.
Toronto's road debut is Oct. 23 at San Antonio, which will the first of a season-high six-game road swing.
The longest home stand of the season is four games from Feb. 2-8.
The Raptors will end the regular season April 11 at Miami.
Toronto will host the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Jan. 13, two days after the lone visit from LeBron James and the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers.