Raptors vs Kings live score, updates, highlights from 2023 NBA Canada Series preseason game


The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings get their preseason underway in Vancouver tonight in the ninth edition of the NBA Canada Series.

Tonight’s contest will mark the Raptors’ sixth preseason game in Vancouver and their first since 2018 as new head coach Darko Rajakovic takes charge on the sidelines for his first game.  

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The Raptors will get their first look at new recruits Dennis Schroder, Gradey Dick, and Markquis Nowell tonight, while Precious Achiuwa is set to miss the game after suffering a left groin strain.

Kings head coach Mike Brown said he expects his starters to play between 15-20 minutes in their preseason opener, with new recruit Sasha Vezenkov, the 2023 EuroLeague MVP set to make his unofficial Kings debut. 

The Sporting News is tracking all the live updates, highlights and stats from Raptors vs. Kings below.

Raptors vs Kings score




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Raptors vs. Kings updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

End of third quarter: Raptors 95, Kings 74

9:55 p.m. — No. 13 overall pick Gradey Dick is in the game for the Raptors and after setting up Gary Trent Jr. for a 3, he gets his first bucket with a mid-range jumper. 

9:53 p.m. — Sasha Vezenkov checks in for his first NBA minutes for the Kings!

9:50 p.m. — SCOTTIE BARNES!!!

YEAHHHH 4 😤 @ScottBarnes561 pic.twitter.com/3RGP9Zjeaf

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 9, 2023

9:40 p.m. — OG Anunoby with the active hands for Toronto as they continue to make Sacramento pay on the defensive end. 

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OH MY 😮 pic.twitter.com/WhVJrUDj5F

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 9, 2023

Halftime: Raptors 69, Kings 55

The Raptors take a 14-point lead into the half, led by 15 points from Gary Trent Jr and 12 points from OG Anunoby.

Keegan Murray and Harrison Barnes lead the Kings with 11 points apiece. 

9:12 p.m. — Make that an 11-3 run from the Raptors as they extend their lead to 62-53. Timeout Kings. 

9:07 p.m. — Jalen McDaniels leading the Raptors bench scoring with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting in just. 11minutes.  

9:00 p.m. — The Raptors defense is making the Kings pay 

PASCAL 🤝 OG pic.twitter.com/CizaQtCMJJ

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 9, 2023

8:56 p.m. — Dennis Schroder has given the Raptors a spark, creating offense on the defensive end as they get out in transition for some easy buckets. Raptors lead 49-44.

the dime from @DS17_FG 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/aNg4plSAOp

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 9, 2023

End of first quarter: Raptors 35, Kings 35

8:40 p.m. — Gary Trent Jr. ‘s been aggressive to close out the first quarter, going on a personal 8-0 run to tie things up at 35-35. 

8:33 p.m. — JaVale McGee making his presence felt for the Kings with buckets on back-to-back possessions — first the alley-oop slam, followed by the and-1 finish. 

the @AhmadMonk x @JaValeMcGee pick and roll is tuff 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/Of1GwQxZLs

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2023

8:29 p.m. — It might just be preseason, but the Kings ball movement is already on point with six assists on seven made field goals so far. 

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8:22 p.m. — Harrison Barnes takes it right to the rim for the easy layup as coach Rajakovic calls for timeout. Kings lead 20-13. 

some immaculate ball movement to cap off a 7-PT Kings lead in the North 👑  
  @kevinhuerter ➡️ @swipathefox ➡️ @hbarnes pic.twitter.com/6TDGp0U8JW

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2023

8:18 p.m. — The Raptors offense has struggled to create clean looks early tonight, but Scottie Barnes is starting to heat up. he’s got six points on 2-of-4 shooting. Kings lead 16-9.

8:15 p.m. — Welcome to Toronto Dennis Schroder!

.@DS17_FG first bucket as a Raptor 🔥 pic.twitter.com/p1LACX7Eof

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 9, 2023

8:13 p.m. — Keegan Murray takes it straight to the hoop for the two-handed flush to get the scoring underway in Vancouver. 

year 2️⃣ is off to a great start for Keeg 💥 pic.twitter.com/gz9BWuwDBA

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2023


Preseason basketball in Vancouver. 🤩

Catch Raptors vs. Kings on Sportsnet One and stream on Sportsnet+ pic.twitter.com/0xOw8tzNO8

— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 9, 2023

7:55 p.m. — The Raptors will start with Dennis Schroder, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Jakob Poeltl.

Tonight’s Starting Five ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/VRMuZmJHwH

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 8, 2023

7:45 p.m. — The Kings will start with De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, and Domantas Sabonis. 

Tonight’s Starting Lineup vs. Toronto ⤵️

👑 @swipathefox
👑 @kevinhuerter
👑 @hbarnes
👑 Keegan Murray
👑 @dsabonis11

📺 https://t.co/47JnBDtiiu pic.twitter.com/L1oxVP5xfa

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 8, 2023

7:30 p.m. — Check in with Kings head coach Mike Brown ahead of tip-off. 

“Whoever is out on the floor, we expect them to play our basketball at the highest of high levels.”

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🎤 Coach Brown on preseason game No. 1 pic.twitter.com/rDCyoTe9mp

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 8, 2023

7:20 p.m. — The Raptors have arrived. 

game day drip 💧 pic.twitter.com/LoeVvm0JTG

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 8, 2023

What channel is Raptors vs Kings on?

Raptors vs. Kings will air in Canada on Sportsnet. 

If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can watch Raptors vs. Kings through NBA League Pass, which includes NBA TV in its subscription. Monthly NBA League Pass subscriptions begin at $14.99 monthly while an annual subscription to NBA League Pass begins at $99.99.

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Raptors vs Kings start time

Date: Sunday, Oct. 8
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

Raptors vs. Kings is scheduled to tip off around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. The game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

Raptors preseason schedule 2022-23

Time (ET)

Oct. 8
vs. Kings
8 p.m.

Oct. 15
vs. Cairns Taipans
6 p.m.

Oct. 17
at Bulls
8 p.m.

Oct. 20
vs. Wizards
7:30 p.m.

Kings preseason schedule 2022-23

Time (ET)

Oct. 8
at Raptors
8 p.m.

Oct. 11
at Lakers
10 p.m.

Oct. 15
vs Warriors
9 p.m.

Oct. 18
at Warriors
10 p.m.

Oct. 19
vs. Jazz
10 p.m.

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