NBA Daily Wrap: Clippers take LA in opener
Two games highlighted the NBA on opening night with the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Los Angeles Clippers and the defending champions Toronto Raptors taking on the young New Orleans Pelicans.
Clippers take LA The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 112-102 on the back of a 30-point, six-rebound, five-assist, two-steal performance from Kawhi Leonard.
Lou Williams has 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Montrezl Harrell had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while JaMychal Green had 12 points and six rebounds.
Danny Green led the Lakers with 28 points and seven rebounds, Anthony Davis had a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double, LeBron James had 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Avery Bradley finished with eight points and three rebounds.
Raptors down Pelicans The defending champions Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 on Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam's 34-point, 18-rebound double-double.
Fred VanVleet also had 34 points with five rebounds and seven assists, Kyle Lowry had 22 points, five rebounds and six assists, Nigerian-British forward OG Anunoby has 11 points and seven rebounds, while Congolese forward Serge Ibaka ended the game with 13 points and five rebounds.
The Pelicans were led by Brandon Ingram with 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, JJ Redick had 16 points, Josh Hart had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Jrue Holiday ended the night with 13 points, four rebounds and six assists.