Carlos Osorio (@carlososorio) & Steve Russell (@RussellPhotos)
STEVE RUSSELL - Not everyone had picked up theur season credential as the Toronto Raptors open their 2012-13 season against the Indiana Pacers at Air Canada Centre.
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas warms up hours before the game.
STEVE RUSSELL - Jerome Williams and the Raptors saved a seat courtside in honour of the late Lincoln Alexander.
CARLOS OSORIO - Josh Alexander, Humza Akbar, Shath Sri Shanker and Sean Salonga arrive before Toronto Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers.
STEVE RUSSELL - Because of a late shipment Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry and Landry Fields jerseys were in short supply.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas is introduced in the pregame.
CARLOS OSORIO - The revamped pregame show now features images projected onto the court.
CARLOS OSORIO - The show does still have some hot pyro!
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas gets a welcome to the league from George Hill.
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas hauls in one of his 10 rebounds.
STEVE RUSSELL - With the ink still wet on a new four year, $38 million contract extension Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan runs over Paul George.
STEVE RUSSELL - The Raptor had help during time-outs.
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors' Ed Davis waits as Indiana Pacers shooting guard Gerald Greensoars over.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas shoots two of his 12 points.
CARLOS OSORIO - A gorilla who said his name was Donkey Kong drinks a beer during the first half.
STEVE RUSSELL - The Dance Pak thrills to thriller.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson drives to the net while beign guarded by Indiana Pacers centre Ian Mahinmi.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors shooting guard Landry Fields drives to the net past Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert.
CARLOS OSORIO - Kardinal Offishal performs during halftime.
STEVE RUSSELL - Jonas Valanciunas, battles with Roy Hibbert under the basket.
STEVE RUSSELL - Dwayne Casey calls an offence.
STEVE RUSSELL - The ACC holds its breath, Jonas Valanciunas, takes an elbow in his first game in the NBA.
STEVE RUSSELL - Jonas Valanciunas, favours his neck after an elbow in his first game.
STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry walks the side line tight rope against Ian Mahinmi.
STEVE RUSSELL - Indiana Pacers power forward David West drives into Andrea Bargnani.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon signals after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half.
STEVE RUSSELL - Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill runs over Kyle Lowry.
STEVE RUSSELL - Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill muscles past Kyle Lowry on his way to sink the winning basket.
STEVE RUSSELL - Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill floats the ball over seven footer Jonas Valanciunas for the winning basket.
CARLOS OSORIO - With time run out, Toronto Raptors' Andrea Bargnani watches as his game tying shot misses.
CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Raptors' Andrea Bargnani leaves the court after missing the tying shot.