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NBA Preview: Can healthier Derrick Favors help Pelicans make amends for opening night loss to Toronto Raptors?

The New Orleans Pelicans (1-6) probably wish they could turn back the hands of time and return to the season opener against the Toronto Raptors (5-2) — specifically right the moment just inside the final minute of regulation.

The Pelicans led 117-115 following a JJ Redick jumper with 59.2 seconds remaining and then nine seconds later the sharpshooter was run over by Pascal Siakam for an offensive ball. Not only did New Orleans get the ball back, Toronto’s most dynamic player had just fouled out of the game. Get another hoop and you’re up two scores with about thirty seconds left.