New Orleans 85, Toronto 81

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 17, 2011 3:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #9 Derrick Stafford, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 15155

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 16 28 21 16 81
New Orleans 20 17 25 23 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 13-28 8-12 5-16 L4
New Orleans 26-16 16-5 10-11 W5

Recap

David West had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Hornets escaped with an 85-81 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday.

The Hornets (26-16) were fortunate to earn their fifth straight victory after trailing the woeful Raptors (13-28) for most of the second half. New Orleans gradually chipped away at a double-digit deficit and jumped in front on a Jarrett Jack jumper with 4:20 remaining.

The teams exchanged the lead until the final minute, when West put the Hornets in front for good on a 19-foot jumper with 31.7 seconds remaining. After a Raptors turnover was overturned upon review, Toronto forward Amir Johnson missed a short jumper that would have tied the game with five seconds left.

The Hornets grabbed the rebound, and West nailed a pair of free throws to round out the scoring.

Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 16 rebounds – including a career-best 12 on the offensive end – while Chris Paul added 11 assists but shot just 1-for-8 from the field to finish with nine points.

DeMar DeRozan led the way with 23 points for the Raptors, losers of four in a row. Amir Johnson added 17 points while Andrea Bargnani, Toronto's leading scorer, managed just 11 on 4-of-17 shooting in defeat.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   New Orleans
DeMar DeRozan 23 Scoring David West 23
Jose Calderon 13 Assists Chris Paul 11
Ed Davis 12 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 16
DeMar DeRozan 7 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 4
Amir Johnson 3 Steals Chris Paul 3
Ed Davis 2 Blocks David West 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 81 44.6 2-13 13-20 22 42 6 5 16
New Orleans 85 39.1 2-12 15-19 20 47 5 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Hornets have a W/L % of .680 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Raptors have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .321 after a loss.
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