Raptors vs Pelicans live move – the right way to watch NBA opening night time …


An eventful offseason is officially over with the NBA returning with a bang tonight as the defending champions take on a new-look New Orleans Pelicans outfit.

Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart all came in to the Pelicans as part of the Anthony Davis trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

About Raptors
Raptor or RAPTOR may refer to:

Raptors vs Pelicans live stream: How to watch NBA opening night …

About Pelicans
Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches, and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season. The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are absent from interior South America and from polar regions and the open ocean.
Long thought to be related to frigatebirds, cormorants, tropicbirds, and gannets and boobies, pelicans instead are now known to be most closely related to the shoebill and hamerkop, and are placed in the order Pelecaniformes. Ibises, spoonbills, herons, and bitterns have been classified in the same order. Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at least 30 million years to the remains of a beak very similar to that of modern species recovered from Oligocene strata in France. They are thought to have evolved in the Old World and spread into the Americas; this is reflected in the relationships within the genus as the eight species divide into Old World and New World lineages.
Pelicans frequent inland and coastal waters, where they feed principally on fish, catching them at or near the water surface. They are gregarious birds, travelling in flocks, hunting cooperatively, and breeding colonially. Four white-plumaged species tend to nest on the ground, and four brown or grey-plumaged species nest mainly in trees. The relationship between pelicans and people has often been contentious. The birds have been persecuted because of their perceived competition with commercial and recreational fishing. Their populations have fallen through habitat destruction, disturbance, and environmental pollution, and three species are of conservation concern. They also have a long history of cultural significance in mythology, and in Christian and heraldic iconography.

But the game is slightly tainted with a hint of disappointment with no Zion Williamson after he was ruled out for up to two months.

Still, that shouldn’t take away from the excitement inside the Scotiabank Arena as they welcome back the reigning NBA champions.

Raptors vs Pelicans live stream: How to watch NBA opening night …

The last time the Raptors were playing a competitive game inside their home arena, they were one win away from clinching a franchise first NBA championship – something they achieved one match later at the Oracle.

Kawhi Leonard though is now gone with Masai Ujiri having to work some magic in the offseason to fill the gaping void left by the NBA Finals MVP.

Still, they have the exciting young duo of OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam to back up Kyle Lowry and they’ll no doubt be hoping to prove any doubters wrong this upcoming season.

It promises to be an electric atmosphere in Toronto for the opening night. Find out below how to watch it live.

Sky Sports are the exclusive rights holders for NBA in the UK.

And Sky Sports have live coverage of the Raptors vs Pelicans game, starting at 1am BST on Wednesday.

Today’s game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena.

This also means that all the coverage can be followed live on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.

Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.

The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.

If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.

Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £12.99, and no locking in to a contract.

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