Oct 23, 2019 - Sports

NBA Recap: Clippers best Lakers while Raptors top Pelicans

Los Angeles' Lebron James and Clipper's Kawhi Leonard

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LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard (30 pts) and the Clippers beat LeBron James (18-9-8) and the Lakers, 112-102, in a star-studded season opener at Staples Center.

Details: All 4 Clippers' bench players scored in double-digits, while Leonard was the only starter with more than 8 points.

  • Lakers: Danny Green scored 28 points, more than any Laker has ever scored in their debut (LeBron scored 26 last year). Anthony Davis added 25 points and 10 boards.
Toronto Raptors playing against the New Orlean Pelicans
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TORONTO — After slipping on shiny new rings and raising a championship banner, Fred VanVleet (career-high 34 points) and Pascal Siakam (34-18-5) led the defending champion Raptors past the Pelicans, 130-122 (OT).

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