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September 21, 2017 - NBA Development League (D-League) - Grand Rapids Drive

News Release

*SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR NBA G LEAGUE SHOWCASE 2018*

-* Raptors 905 to Host 26 Games from Jan. 10-13 at Marquee In-Season Scouting Event *- *NEW YORK*, Sept. 21, 2017 - The NBA G League announced today the 26-game schedule for NBA G League Showcase 2018. The premier in-season scouting event will feature the league's 26 teams playing two regular-season games each from Jan. 10-13 in Mississauga, Ontario, home of Raptors 905.

For the first time, the NBA G League Showcase will be played across two courts: the Hershey Centre, home of Raptors 905, and the adjoining Mississauga SportZone complex. Game times will be staggered to allow fans and scouts to see all the action.

The 14th NBA G League Showcase will feature seven games on each of the first three days and five games on the final day. *The event tips off with a matchup between the Santa Cruz Warriors and Grand Rapids Drive at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 10. *

Raptors 905 will play its first game of the Showcase on Thursday, Jan. 11, when the team faces the Warriors at 12 p.m. ET. The event host will also meet the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 12 p.m. ET, the first game of the final day. All 26 of the games are between cross-conference opponents.

Designed for NBA scouts and team personnel to evaluate up-and-coming talent, the NBA G League Showcase has long been a springboard to the NBA for players. * More than 50 players earned Call-Ups to the NBA during or immediately following the last 13 Showcases. *

Tickets to NBA G League Showcase 2018 will be sold in a variety of ways, from individual day passes to full event packages. There are also group sales opportunities for select games. For information on tickets, please e-mail tickets@raptors905.com. Information on volunteer opportunities and ancillary events is available by email at info@raptors905.com.

The complete NBA G League Showcase 2018 game schedule is below. The broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

*Wednesday, January 10*

*VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) LOCATION*

*Santa Cruz vs. Grand Rapids 12:00 Hershey Centre*

Northern Arizona vs. Erie 1:00 Mississauga SportZone

Austin vs. Windy City 2:30 Hershey Centre

Agua Caliente vs. Greensboro 4:00 Mississauga SportZone

Texas vs. Wisconsin 6:00 Hershey Centre

Rio Grande Valley vs. Westchester 7:00 Mississauga SportZone

Iowa vs. Canton 8:30 Hershey Centre

*Thursday, January 11*

*VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) LOCATION*

Raptors vs. Santa Cruz 12:00 Hershey Centre

Maine vs. Reno 1:00 Mississauga SportZone

Fort Wayne vs. Oklahoma City 2:30 Hershey Centre

Long Island vs. South Bay 4:00 Mississauga SportZone

Delaware vs. Salt Lake City 6:00 Hershey Centre

Windy City vs. Sioux Falls 7:00 Mississauga SportZone

Lakeland vs. Memphis 8:30 Hershey Centre

*Friday, January 12*

*VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) LOCATION*

Canton vs. Northern Arizona 12:00 Hershey Centre

Wisconsin vs. Austin 1:00 Mississauga SportZone

Greensboro vs. Texas 2:30 Hershey Centre

Oklahoma City vs. Long Island 4:00 Mississauga SportZone

Westchester vs. Agua Caliente 6:00 Hershey Centre

*Grand Rapids vs. Iowa 7:00 Mississauga SportZone*

Erie vs. Rio Grande Valley 8:30 Hershey Centre

*Saturday, January 13*

*VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) LOCATION*

Sioux Falls vs. Raptors 12:00 Hershey Centre

Salt Lake City vs. Fort Wayne 1:00 Mississauga SportZone

South Bay vs. Lakeland 2:30 Hershey Centre

Memphis vs. Maine 4:00 Mississauga SportZone

Reno vs. Delaware 5:00 Hershey Centre

*About the NBA G League*

The NBA's official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN's family of networks and NBA TV.

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