As we reported last night, thanks to the various shenanigans in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference bracket, we now finally know who the Raptors will play in the first round of the 2019 NBA playoffs. It’ll be four to seven games of action against the Orlando Magic.
We’ll have more coverage of the actual team vs. team match-up coming soon. For now, get familiar with the first round schedule for the series. Big days ahead.
Raptors vs. Magic First Round Schedule
Game 1: Saturday, April 13 — 5pm — Scotiabank Arena — ESPN/Sportsnet One
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16 — 8pm — Scotiabank Arena — TNT/TSN
Game 3: Friday, April 19 — 7pm — Amway Center — ESPN/Sportsnet One
Game 4: Sunday, April 21 — 7pm — Amway Center — TNT/TSN
**Game 5: Tuesday, April 23 — TBD — Scotiabank — TBD/Sportsnet One
**Game 6: Thursday, April 25 — TBD — Amway Center — TBD/TSN
**Game 7: Saturday, April 27 — TBD — Scotiabank — TNT/Sportsnet One
**if necessary, of course
As per usual, we hold out hope the Raptors will dispatch the obviously inferior Magic in fives games (or fewer). But we also know these are the Raptors. Let’s wait and watch the games and see what kind of differences we can spot in Toronto’s temperament — not just differences in the roster.