After announcing the NBA schedule this season, November 1 will not be another game between the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. It is that that day will be reissued the meeting between the franchises of both cities that was the first game in the history of the NBA.
On November 1, but 1946, the New York Knicks and Toronto Huskies marked the beginning of the NBA, although in reality it was from the BAA, which would later merge with the NBL and would become the current NBA. The first game was in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens and had 7090 spectators. The first conversion was made by Ossie Schectman, of the Knicks, who would end up with the victory by 68-66.
The match will be played at Madison Square Garden and will be part of the cycle of matches called Classic Matchups. The rest will be on December 14 with the Knicks against the Golden State Warriors, on December 17 with the Boston Celtics against the Warriors, on the 18th with the Knicks against the Celtics and on January 7 with the Atlanta Hawks against the Los Angeles Lakers.