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Sport VanVleet scores career-high 34, Raptors top Pelicans 130-122

06:40  23 october  2019
06:40  23 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

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TORONTO (AP) Fred VanVleet scored a career - high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130 - 122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game. Kyle Lowry scored 22

TORONTO (AP) Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are bringing their coach along to next month’s NBA All-Star Game. Fred VanVleet scored a career - high 25 points, DeRozan had 19 and the Raptors beat Los Angeles 123-111 on Sunday to snap the Lakers’ winning streak at four

TORONTO (AP) Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game.

TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 22, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)© 2019 NBAE TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 22, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kawhi Leonard scored a career - high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 Jae Crowder scored a career - high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. …

Kawhi Leonard scored a career - high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122 -116. Post to Facebook.

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including a pair of free throws that put Toronto in the lead for good, and Serge Ibaka had 13 as the Raptors won their seventh straight season opener and posted their eighth win in nine meetings with the Pelicans.

BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 130, PELICANS 122 (OT)

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday tied it at 122 by making a pair of free throws with 2:23 left in overtime. Lowry answered with his foul shots, VanVleet hit a corner 3, and Lowry also connected from long range to cap a decisive 8-0 run.

Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and Josh Hart had 15 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which began the season without No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. JJ Redick scored 16 points, Nicolo Melli had 14 and Holiday added 13.

Lowry made a pair of free throws to tie it 117-all with 29 seconds left in regulation, and Toronto's Norman Powell grabbed the rebound on a missed shot by Holiday, giving the Raptors one last shot with 8.9 seconds to go.

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Kawhi Leonard scored a career - high 45 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122 -116, for their fourth straight Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home. Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. VanVleet scored seven points

Murray scored a career - high 30 points and the Denver Nuggets kept their postseason hopes afloat by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122 -106 on Friday That play ignited the Nuggets, who outscored the Pelicans 41-24 in the third quarter to cruise to their third win in four games to remain in the playoff

Powell got the ball, but his long 3-pointer hit the back of the rim and bounced out, sending it to overtime.

Before the game, the Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their six-game triumph over Golden State last June.

The Raptors lost NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, and also saw guard Danny Green leave for the Lakers.

Still, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said losing a star player doesn't always hurt a team's fortunes.

''Bryce Harper is gone, too, but where are the Nationals?'' Gentry asked rhetorically about Washington's World Series baseball team. ''I wouldn't count these guys out just yet.''

Ingram scored 12 points and Redick had 11 as the Pelicans led 61-56 at halftime.

VanVleet scored 11 points in the third and Toronto outscored New Orleans 32-25 to take an 88-86 lead into the fourth.

Zion Williamson to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing knee surgery

  Zion Williamson to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing knee surgery Zion Williamson to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing knee surgeryNew Orleans opens its much anticipated 2019-20 schedule on Tuesday against the defending champion Toronto Raptors in Canada. The earliest side of his recovery timeline would keep him out until the first week of December, and an eight-week window would push his return closer to Christmas, when the Pelicans are scheduled to visit the Denver Nuggets. Either way, Williamson will miss somewhere between a quarter and a third of a season in which he was a favorite for Rookie of the Year.

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Fred VanVleet scored 22 points off the bench and seven Raptors players scored in double figures as they steamrolled the Cavs, 133-99. Pelicans vs Knicks 2019 NBA Summer League - Продолжительность: 5:39 CliveNBAParody 8 807 909 просмотров.

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Pelicans: Williamson is expected to miss at least six weeks after right knee surgery Monday. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound former Duke star averaged 23.2 points in four preseason games. He missed New Orleans' final exhibition game in New York last Friday night.

Raptors: Toronto was without forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left groin) and Patrick McCaw (left knee).

NO CHARGES FOR UJIRI

California prosecutors said Tuesday they won't charge Raptors President Masai Ujiri for an altercation with a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship clincher in Oakland last June. The DA's office said it met with Ujiri and his attorneys Monday and decided the matter was better handled ''outside of the courtroom.''

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Pelicans: Host Dallas on Friday.

Raptors: At Boston on Friday.

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Report: Clippers targeting next week for PG's return .
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