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Raptors down Pelicans

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Patterson had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors take a 108-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Kyle Lowry flirted with a triple-double thanks to 19 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds and DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points for the Raptors, who had dropped three of four coming in.

"The two games we have this week before the break are very important," said Patterson. "It can determine if we're sitting third, fourth or fifth in the Eastern Conference."

Tyreke Evans had 23 points and 10 assists and Anthony Davis gave 19 points with seven rebounds for the Pelicans, who have lost their past two.

"We didn't get much production from our starters and dug ourselves a hole," said New Orleans head coach Monte Williams. "We just didn't seem to have enough juice, so it's nice to have a day off tomorrow."

The score was tied at 49 entering the second half, and the Raptors used a 13-3 run to create some room as Patterson capped the run on a 3-pointer with under eight minutes to play for a 66-56 lead.

Another 7-0 run extended the lead to 15 points, 73-58, on a Terrence Ross 3- pointer and the Raptors eventually took an 82-70 lead into the final quarter.

New Orleans got back in striking distance with 10 unanswered points as Anthony Morrow's bucket three minutes in made it an 85-80 game.

A DeRozan jumper stanched the bleeding for the Raptors, but Davis converted a 3-point play and Luke Babbitt followed with a 3 for a one-point game, 87-86, with under seven minutes to play.

Lowry and Tyler Hansbrough, though, answered with a pair of free throws to start a 15-3 run highlighted by a Ross 3 and capped on a Lowry bucket for a 102-89 lead with under three minutes to play.

New Orleans got to within five, but it was in the final seconds of the game as Toronto held on for the win.

The Raptors raced out to a 31-20 lead after 12 minutes, with the Pelicans countering with a strong second quarter to tie the game at 49-49 after 24 minutes to play.

Game Notes

Toronto hosts Atlanta on Wednesday ... New Orleans wraps up its three-game road trip in Milwaukee on Wednesday ... Toronto has won five straight over New Orleans ... Toronto scored 24 points off 15 New Orleans turnovers.

02/10 22:15:59 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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