MIAMI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Alonzo Mourning had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Eddie Jones scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the Miami Heat opened their season with a 97-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Mourning, the heart of the Heat and one of the most dominating players in the league before a kidney ailment limited him to 13 games last season, made seven of 15 shots in 32 minutes.
Jones, who suffered a dislocated shoulder late last season, made just six of 15 shots, but answered a three-pointer by Vince Carter with a 24-footer from the right wing to give the Heat a 94-90 lead with 23 seconds to play.
At the other end, Jones got a piece of the ball as Carter penetrated with the option of passing or shooting. Hakeem Olajuwon grabbed the loose ball after the block but missed an 18-footer from the baseline.
Jones grabbed the rebound and, after getting fouled, sank a pair of free throws to give Miami a 96-90 advantage with 7.9 seconds left.
Brian Grant recorded 20 points and seven rebounds and Anthony Carter had 11 and seven assists as the Heat won for the 10th time in their last 12 home meetings with the Raptors.
Vince Carter, perhaps slowed by a bruised left knee as a result of a collision with Orlando's Horace Grant in Tuesday's season-opening 114-85 loss at Orlando, made just six of 18 shots.
The All-Star guard had 20 points and seven rebounds in 40 minutes.
Miami coach Pat Riley improved to 16-3 in season openers and picked up his 1,050th career victory. Riley, who has primarily relied on an eight-man rotation during his tenure with the Heat, gave 10 players at least 10 minutes.