View Full Version : Raptors will host CSKA Moscow on Oct. 14

07-31-2008, 11:15 AM
International games have offered challenges
Posted: July 30, 2008, 9:58 PM by Sarah Millar
by Eric Koreen

With the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host CSKA Moscow on Oct. 14, Canada’s lone franchise in the National Basketball Association will have played a team from overseas in five straight pre-seasons. But playing the best that Europe has to offer has not always been a fun proposition for the Raptors. In seven games, the Raptors have lost twice, including a landmark loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2005. And Moscow, the defending Euroleague champions, should provide Toronto a stiff test. Here is a look at the Raptors’ past matches against European competition.

Full summary (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2008/07/30/nba-a-look-at-how-the-raptors-have-faired-against-europe.aspx) of international games

Musical Tempo
07-31-2008, 11:24 AM
Is this the same Russian team thats trying to give out the big contracts to NBA player?

07-31-2008, 12:52 PM
It would have been amazing to have a pre-season game against the team that signed Delfino and Garbo!!!

Musical Tempo
07-31-2008, 12:55 PM
Oh so it is that team. They offered a contract to Andrea Bideris too or was that another russian team?

I hope we whop their *** by 40.