BOSTON Rudy Gay and Tyler Hansbrough each scored 17 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-89 preseason victory over Boston on Monday night in the NBA debut of Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
Stevens, 36, was hired in July after a successful run at Butler that included back-to-back appearances in the NCAA championship game.
"Really, really different just because it's a 48-minute game, something to get used to because of the timeouts," Stevens said. "It's a little unique and different. There's eight more minutes (than in a college game) and a lot more possessions because of the 24-second shot clock. Hopefully, I'll get used to it in seven (preseason) games."
Heat 92, Hawks 87 in Miami Saying he was erring on the side of caution, nine-time All-Star Dwyane Wade announced about an hour before game time he wouldn't play in Miami's preseason opener.
"I could play, but I just think it's smarter that in consecutive days of going so hard, just be smart rest a little bit, let my legs recover," he said.
Bulls 106, Grizzlies 87 in St. Louis Chicago's Derrick Rose had 13 points, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes in his second game back from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last season. Rose delighted an announced crowd of 13,497 in the first quarter with a coast-to-coast drive toward a driving, spinning layup.
CSKA Moscow 108, Timberwolves 106 (OT) in Minneapolis The Russian squad started its two-game United States tour by beating Minnesota. CSKA beat the Los Angeles Clippers in 2006 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010.