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@ SA 
W 123-114
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@ NY 
W 117-116
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@ Tor 
L 122-130
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VanVleet scores career-high 34, Raptors top Pelicans 130-122

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors slipped on shiny new rings, unfurled a championship banner, then got their title defense started with a hard-fought victory.

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

"Pascal and Freddy, they are the young core, they are the guys who will carry this thing on," Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. "I'm so happy for those guys to go out and perform like tonight. We'll see them grow all year."

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram22.0
Rebounds: Josh Hart10.0
Assists: Jrue Holiday6.0
FG%: Nicolo Melli71.4%
Steals: Nickeil Alexander-Walker2.00
Blocks: Jrue Holiday2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 130.0 (4)
Rebounds: 57.0 (4)
Assists: 23.0 (2)
FG%: 40.8% (1)
FT%: 84.2% (3)
3P%: 35.0% (1)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 122.0 (2)
Rebounds: 53.0 (2)
Assists: 30.0 (1)
FG%: 42.2% (3)
FT%: 85.0% (1)
3P%: 42.2% (1)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 1 0 1.000 --
Dallas 1 0 1.000 --
Houston 0 0 - 0.5
New Orleans 0 1 .000 1.0
Memphis 0 1 .000 1.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/19/2019 Jalen Adams Waived
10/19/2019 Javon Bess Waived
10/19/2019 Kavell Bigby-Williams Waived
9/24/2019 Javon Bess Signed as Free Agent
9/22/2019 Aubrey Dawkins Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/18/2019 Zion Williamson Torn right lateral meniscus
8/29/2019 Darius Miller Ruptured Achilles tendon
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