Raps, Nash to play in Vancouver

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:15 PM ET

The NBA is heading back to Vancouver.

For one night, at least, but who will be the home team?

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they will take on the Phoenix Suns and B.C.‚s own Steve Nash in a pre-season game Oct. 6 at Rogers Arena, formerly GM Place.

The Raptors will hold part of their training camp in Vancouver, but many of the cheers will be for Victoria‚s Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, who was wildly applauded as a torchbearer at the Vancouver Olympics.

Raptors coach Jay Triano formerly played and coached for Simon Fraser

Nash has not suited up for the Canadian national team since Triano, his close friend, and the organization parted ways.

The game will give newly-acquired Raptor guard Leandro Barbosa an opportunity to go up against his only previous NBA employer.


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