Raptors/Hawks Moved To TNT

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With the canceling of Tuesday’s scheduled TNT game between the Celtics and Pacers due to the tragic events that took place in Boston today, the Raptors at Hawks game has been moved into the TNT slot.

The game will mark the first time the Raptors have been on national television south of the border since 2008 and the first time on TNT since 2004. Fans have been longing for that kind of exposure for some time, but for obvious reasons, this announcement should not be met with any sort of celebration.

I chose to write about it briefly here because this is a gathering place for passionate Raptors fans, and a Raps game being on TNT is something I thought fellow fans would want to know about, but again, it’s a horrible way to get there.

Part of the beauty of sports is the ability to serve as a distraction from the grind of reality and everyday life, and while the game itself means little in the standings or in the grand scheme of life, hopefully the Raptors and Hawks will be able to provide some form of entertainment and distraction for basketball fans, if even just for a couple of hours.

So by all means, try to enjoy watching your team in a TNT game tomorrow night, as you shouldn’t feel guilty about that passion. But keep things in perspective and keep the victims, first responders, their families and all those affected by the attack in Boston in your thoughts and prayers.

Comments (8)

  1. Really great way of putting things into perspective. Kudos, Joe.

  2. Sucks if they won’t see JV – future all star playing in his rookie season.

  3. well said Joseph

  4. Agreed, well said.

    The kicker to all this is because it was a TSN2 game, I’m fairly certain we’ll get stuck with Matt and Jack and won’t be able to watch the TNT feed. Can’t see why TSN would pick up the TNT feed when they’ve got their own guys there already.

    • I second this… Can anyone provide any insight as to whether or not Canadians will be able to view the TNT feed? To miss our lone (US) nationally televised game would be pretty disappointing, even if we got the opportunity through shitty circumstances.

      • The game will air on TSN2 as a regular TSN feed and NBATV Canada will not even carry the TNT feed, so the only option is to find an online TNT feed for the game.

        The NBA is the easiest league to find feeds for, so we shouldn’t have a problem finding and watching the TNT feed, but obviously, I would have preferred to do so on my television instead of computer.

  5. They played on nbatv fan night against OKC in the beginning of the year

  6. They played on TNT in 2008 against Orlando in the playoffs so you are off by about 4 years.

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