NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Toronto|
(Monday, February 10th)
Final Score: Toronto 108, New Orleans 101
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
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.
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 22:15:46 ET