CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 131-123; the Toronto Raptors toppled the Boston Celtics, 113-101; and the New Orleans Pelicans drilled the Sacramento Kings, 149-129, as part of the early games on the NBA schedule for Friday, Oct. 19.
Jimmy Butler scored 33 on 10-of-12 shooting for the Timberwolves (1-1). Kawhi Leonard scored 31 for the Raptors (2-0). Nikola Mirotic scored 36 for the Pelicans (2-0).
The late games featured the Golden State Warriors at the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the L.A. Clippers.