Full Highlights: Pelicans 122-130 Raptors, 2019 NBA Season Opener
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Tough night for the Pelicans. Without Zion and with 5 players in double digits, NOLA fell at the Scotiabank Arena.
Leading scorer
Fred VanVleet led all scorers with 34 points. 
Raptors Win
Toronto defeats New Orleans 130-122 in the NBA season opener at the Scotiabank Arena. 
OT - 1:27
VanVleet sinks a three from the corner and that may be the dagger. MVP chants for 'Fredie' in the building!
OT - 2:10
Jrue Holiday really doing work. Finishing with the left hand on the rack!
OT - 5:00
Overtime begins!
Q4 - 0:08
Toronto will have the last shot of the game!
Pascal Siakam picks up his 6th PF and fouls out!
Q4 - 0:29
Q4 - 1:28
Former Laker duo gives the Pelicans' the lead. NOLA up by three. 
Q4 - 2:00
Kyle Lowry sinks two free throws and the Raptors lead 112-110 with 2 minutes to play in the game. 
Q4 - 3:00
The Raptors are not giving up. Pascal Siakam gets the bucket plus the foul. One point lead for the Pelicans with three minutes remaining.
Q4 - 3:40
It looks like the Pelicans will play the final minutes of the game without their starting PG, Lonzo Ball.
NOLA leads by 6 with 4 minutes to play in the game.
Q4 - 4:45
Josh Hart got himself a double double off the bench.
Q4 - 5:30
Toronto 103-103 New Orleans 
Q4 - 6:09
Pascal sinks a three to give a four point lead to Toronto.
Q4 - 6:44
Everyone touching the rock for NOLA.
Q4 - 9:25
Solid minutes off the bench for Josh Hart. He's got 12. 
20 PTS, 12 REB, 5 AST for Pascal Siakam as we head to the 4th.
NBA debut on fire
Nicolo Melli is 4-4 in threes tonight.
Anonuby AND ONE!
Fresh Kicks
Kyle Lowry representing Philadelphia in Canada.
Q2 - 2:39
Ingram doing work
BI puts the moves on OG Anunoby and gets the basket plus the foul.
Honoring 'The Real NAW'
Raptors just showed a video of Nickeil on scoreboard during timeout, acknowledging him as a Toronto native and player for Canada's national teams.
Quick 3 to start the half for Lonzo
Q3 Starts
Second half is underway!
Q2 Ends
First half of play ends. The Pelicans lead the Raptors at Toronto by 61-56.
JJ Redick from deep
The three point threat, Redick, strikes again!
Q2 - 1:10
5 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists for Lonzo Ball in this first half.
Q2 - 3:29
Ingram has 10 points. First Pelicans players to be in double digits.
Ibaka has to earn those baskets. 
Q2 - 12:00
Second quarter is underway!
Q1 Ends
First 12 minutes of this new season are in the books. Pelicans lead the Raptors 30-27 at the Scotiabank Arena. 
First NBA bucket for Alexander-Walker
The Canadian gets his first NBA points in Toronto.
Q1- 3:22
VanVleet AND ONE!
Q1 - 3:44
Still zero points from the Pelicans bench. Raptors lead 22-19.
Q1 - 4:20
First lead of the game for Toronto. 20-19. 
Q1 - 4:33
Moore, Okafor and Hart check in for the Pelicans.
Q1 - 5:00
VanVleet finishing through contact on Lonzo Ball and then letting him know with a little bit of trash talk.
Q1 - 5:20
Pascal Siakam doing work. He's got 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist.
Q1 - 6:42
Back to back threes from VanVleet and Lowry.
Q1 - 7:56
Really good defensive intensity by the Pelicans. They lead 17-6.
Pelicans splashing it over the Raptors
Three threes made already por NOLA and Nick Nurse is forced to call a timeout.
Q1 - 9:55
Three pointer by OG and straight after Ball responds with a three of his own.
Q1 - 10:35
Ingram makes a midrange jumper.
First bucket for Lonzo
Ball gets the first points of the game for the Pelicans.
Full house at the Scotiabank Arena
Q1 - 12:00
The first game of the new NBA season is underway at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. 
Players ready
Lonzo Ball finishing his warm up ahead of tonight's matchup. 
Inactive players for New Orleans
Zion Williamson, Josh Gray and Zylan Cheatham.
Inactive players for Toronto
Oshae Brissett, Hollis-Jefferson and Patrick McCaw.
Championship ring looking nice
Raptors starting 5
Lowry, OG, Pascal, VanVleet and Ibaka start for Nurse's team.
Moment for the ages
The Toronto Raptors unveil the 2018/2019 NBA Championship banner.
VanVleet is an NBA champion
MVP chants for Fred VanVleet in downtown Toronto.
Nick Nurse gets his championship ring
Huge round of applause for the Toronto Raptors Head Coach, Nick Nurse.
MVP Chants for Masai Ujiri
The director of basketball operations, Masai Ujiry, gets his championship ring.
Adam Silver takes the microphone to introduce the rings
The NBA Commissioner starts his speech with ''Finally Basketball''
Pelicans lineup
Lonzo, Redick, Holiday, Ingram and Favors will start for the away team.
Players warming up
Brandon Ingram was the first Pelican to be in the court getting shots in.
We are just minutes away from the banner unveiling and Ring Ceremony at the Scotiabank Arena. 
Paskal Siakam signed a contract renewal this Monday, announced Toronto. "He has improved himself every season without cutting any corners. He is a testament to hard work paying off and we’re thrilled that he will continue his career here in Toronto," said Raptors GM.
The NBA Champ returns home to start their title defense.
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No Zion in the North
The #1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williamson, is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season with a knee injury.
New starting 5?
With Williamson out Alvin Gentry may be able to try a new starting five with three guards including Lonzo Ball, JJ Redick and Jrue Holiday.
Lonzo Ball weighs on Williamson missing the season opener
''We gotta hold the fort down until he comes back. There's no need to panic, is not like he's missing the whole season, it's just a couple of games.''
Pelicans perfect preseason
NOLA played 5 preseason games and managed to win all 5. The Pelicans impressed on the fact that 4 of those 5 wins where on the road.
Max Contract for Pascal
Raptors star Pascal Siakam's four-year, $130M maximum deal with Toronto does not include any player or team options.
Nick Nurse's squad ended the preseason with a 2-2 record. The Raptors wins' were against the Rockets and the Nets.
Ring Ceremony
In the season opener at the Scotiabank Arena, the current NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, will get their championship rings. 
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