Sportsnet and TSN bringing back the 2019 Toronto Raptors championship run

Published On March 19, 2020 | By Paige McGowan | Headlines, News, Sports
The Toronto Raptors celebrates win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to win the NBA championship. (Frank Gunn / AP)
Paige McGowan

Get ready to relive the moments that brought an entire nation together.

Last summer, the Toronto Raptors united Canadians during their historic 24-game playoff run to becoming NBA Champions.

Sportsnet and TSN announced on Wednesday that they have teamed up to air the entirety of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 championship playoff run.

From March 20 to April 12, fans will be able to relive the highs, lows and unforgettable moments over 24 consecutive nights. From March 20to April 12, fans will be able to relive the highs, lows and unforgettable moments over 24 consecutive nights. From March 20 to April 12, fans will be able to relive the highs, lows and unforgettable moments over 24 consecutive nights.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, holds the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy as forward Kawhi Leonard holds his playoffs MVP trophy during the Raptors victory parade. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Right now, live sports programming is practically non-existent and an increasing number of Canadians practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hope is to provide entertainment and to unite the country like it did once before.

Sportsnet and TSN will alternate coverage, beginning with Game 1 against the Orlando Magic and concluding with Toronto’s Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors

Since the Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back World Series championships, there isn’t a Canadian sports moment that united the country like last year’s title run.

The Raptors have seen the playoffs many times before, but the entire country started playing close attention after Kawhi Leonard’s four-bounce miracle to win the Eastern Conference semifinal over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The moment history was made: Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard squats down and sticks out his tongue waiting for the ball to drop for Raptors to win over the 76ers. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Here is the broadcast schedule of the 24-day Toronto Raptors marathon:

NBA Playoffs: Round 1 – Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

  • Friday, March 20 – Game 1: Orlando @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Saturday, March 21 – Game 2: Orlando @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Sunday, March 22 – Game 3: Toronto @ Orlando, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Monday, March 23 – Game 4: Toronto @ Orlando, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Game 5: Orlando @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN) 

NBA Playoffs: Round 2 – Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers

  • Wednesday, March 25 – Game 1: Philadelphia @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & SN ONE)
  • Thursday, March 26 – Game 2: Philadelphia @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Friday, March 27 – Game 3: Toronto @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Saturday, March 28 – Game 4: Toronto @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Sunday, March 29 – Game 5: Philadelphia @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Monday, March 30 – Game 6: Toronto @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Tuesday, March 31 – Game 7: Philadelphia @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals – Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

  • Wednesday, April 1 – Game 1: Toronto @ Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Thursday, April 2 – Game 2: Toronto @ Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Friday, April 3 – Game 3: Milwaukee @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Saturday, April 4 – Game 4: Milwaukee @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Sunday, April 5 – Game 5: Toronto @ Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Monday, April 6 – Game 6: Milwaukee @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)

NBA Finals – Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors

  • Tuesday, April 7 – Game 1: Golden State @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Wednesday, April 8 – Game 2: Golden State @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Thursday, April 9 – Game 3: Toronto @ Golden State, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Friday, April 10 – Game 4: Toronto @ Golden State, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)
  • Saturday, April 11 – Game 5: Golden State @ Toronto, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)
  • Sunday, April 12 – Game 6: Toronto @ Golden State, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (TSN)

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