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Cleveland Cavaliers to open season vs. Toronto Raptors as 2022-23 schedule released

Cavs basketball will be back sooner rather than later.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2022-23 schedule is out. And on the first night of the season, it’s a showdown of two of the league’s best young players.

On Oct. 19, the Cavs will travel to Toronto to play the Raptors in a game that will put Evan Mobley against Scottie Barnes. Mobley and Barnes finished first and second in Rookie of the Year voting last season with Barnes ultimately winning the award. Cleveland’s first home game on Oct. 23 against the Washington Wizards.

The will also make nine national TV appearances this season as follows:

  • 2 games on TNT: Dec. 6 vs. the Lakers and Feb. 2 vs. the Grizzlies
  • 3 games on ESPN: Feb. 10 at the Pelicans, March 1 at the Celtics and March 15 vs. the 76ers
  • 4 games on NBA TV: Nov. 7 at Clippers, Dec. 26 vs. the Nets, March 10 at the Heat and March 21 at the Nets

To close out the regular season, the Cavs host the Hornets on April 9. That game, per the team’s release, will be a matinee because it falls on Easter Sunday.