Raps face Maccabi again

Toronto Sun staff

, Last Updated: 10:29 AM ET

The Toronto Raptors, who were embarrassed 105-103 by Maccabi Tel Aviv in a pre-season game last fall, are getting another crack at the Israeli squad.

Only this time, they'll have Maccabi's top shooter -- Anthony Parker -- on their side.

The Raptors yesterday announced they'll play Maccabi on Oct. 19, at the Air Canada Centre, one of eight games on Toronto's NBA exhibition schedule.

Maccabi has won five European club titles and finished second on seven occasions. The club has won 46 of a possible 52 domestic league titles since 1954.

Parker, who had a team-leading 24 points versus Toronto in Maccabi's win at the ACC, recently signed with the Raptors.

The Raptors also will have home games at the ACC against Boston, New Jersey and Cleveland. Toronto's road schedule includes trips to Washington, Boston, Chicago and a game against Cleveland at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.

2006 RAPTORS PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

Date Opponent City Time

October 9 Washington Washington 7:00 p.m.

October 11 Boston Toronto 7:00 p.m.

October 15 New Jersey Toronto 1:00 p.m.

October 18 Cleveland Rochester, N.Y. 7:30 p.m.

October 19 Maccabi (Israel) Toronto 7:00 p.m.

October 22 Cleveland Toronto 1:00 p.m.

October 25 Boston Boston 7:30 p.m.

October 27 Chicago Chicago 7:30 p.m.


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