The Toronto Raptors returned home Monday night after a five-game Western Conference road trip and got right back on track. They jumped out to an early double digit lead and it looked as if it could be one of those blowout victories. However, the New Orleans Pelicans battled back and the teams headed into half time all tied up. The Raptors would come out firing in the third quarter and thanks to the play of Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson, they put the game out of reach and picked up the 108-101 victory.
The Raptors move to 27-24 with the win and put an end to their two-game losing streak.
The Pelicans fall to 22-29 and have lost two in a row.
Points By Quarter
Here are some notes from the game:
- Raptors forward Patrick Patterson got his first start with the team and did not disappoint. Patterson had a team-high 22 points on 7-11 shooting. He also added six rebounds and two assists.
- DeMar DeRozan also had 22 points, but did it on 7-21 shooting. DeRozan started off hot, but in the fourth quarter he was 1-6 from the floor with two turnovers.
- Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry picked up his 11th double-double of the season with another strong game. Lowry finished with 19 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.
- Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans led all scorers with 23 points off the bench. Evans was 10-14 from the floor and had 10 assists and five rebounds.
- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals on the night. Point guard Brian Roberts added 18 points.
NEXT GAME: Wednesday, February 12 vs. Atlanta Hawks. 7 pm. ET start.
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