— Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his 25 points for Minnesota in the first quarter, before fouling out in frustration and being forced to watch the Timberwolves hang on for a 96-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
— Zach LaVine needed some time to get going. Once he did, there was no stopping him.
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— Joel Embiid and those members of the Philadelphia 76ers who made the trip to New Orleans for their regular-season opener looked unfazed by the absence of Ben Simmons and unaffected by the drama surrounding the disgruntled All-Star guard.
With his new extension, center Jonas Valanciunas, who averaged 17.1 points and 12.1 rebounds last season, is now committed to the Pelicans for $44.1 million over the next three seasons.
Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider
New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed on a two-year extension worth $30.1 million, his agents Aaron Mintz, Mitch Nathan and Drew Morrison of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN.Valanciunas is now committed to the Pelicans for $44.1M over the next three seasons.
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Points Per Game104.525th
Rebounds Per Game43.026th
Assists Per Game27.0Tied-10th