When it comes to playoff start times, many local fans argue Toronto almost always gets a raw deal.
The Toronto Raptors, appear to be no different.
Head Coach Dwayne Casey is livid, after learning of the raptors 12:30p.m. start time for game one, Saturday.
He suggests the league continues to slight the organization, despite its strong regular season record.
“I don’t know the reasoning why we’ve been put in that position.” Casey said. “We’re the number two team in the Eastern Conference, I feel like we should have a premier time slot.”
A preliminary TV schedule had the three major U.S. basketball networks settled on eastern time zone start times of 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Raptors and Pacers however, are the only teams to not fall in that nine hour window.