TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to Scotiabank Arena for their regular season opener tonight.
Toronto has retained much of its roster from last year, with second-round draft choice Christian Koloko and free agent Juancho Hernangomez making his debut for the team.
The Raptors finished fifth in the Eastern Conference last season with a 48-34 record and were ousted by the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in the first round of the post-season.
Cleveland, meanwhile, is finishing ninth in the convention after falling to the Atlanta Hawks in a play-in.
After spending most of the season near the end of the season, the Cavaliers fell down the rankings towards the end of the season.
It will also be the debut of Cleveland’s newly acquired all-star guard, Donovan Mitchell, who has been traded from the Utah Jazz.
This report by the Canadian Press was first published on October 19, 2022.
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