Toronto 104, New Orleans 97

Date - Friday, December 28, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #33 Sean Corbin, #69 Ben Taylor
Attendance - 13968

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Toronto 21 27 22 21 13 104
New Orleans 23 19 22 27 6 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 10-20 7-5 3-15 W1
New Orleans 6-23 3-12 3-11 L1


Raptors 104, Hornets 97 (OT): DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Kyle Lowry added 17 in his return from a triceps injury as Toronto prevailed over host New Orleans.

The Hornets erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, but had no answer for Toronto in the extra period. While New Orleans missed its first four shot attempts, Lowry made an uncontested jumper with just over three minutes remaining to put the Raptors ahead by four, then knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner 1:19 later that effectively put the game away.
Lowry added eight assists in his first game since Dec. 10 while Alan Anderson chipped in 16 points as Toronto won for the sixth time in seven games.

Rookie Anthony Davis paced the Hornets with 25 points - three off his career high - while Greivis Vasquez racked up 20 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. Ryan Anderson contributed 17 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation that bounced off both sides of the rim before falling in.

Leading 70-64 entering the fourth, the Raptors extended the lead to 13 on a DeRozan 16-footer with 5:50 remaining. The Hornets countered with an 8-0 run capped by an Anderson 3-pointer from the left sideline, then made it a one-possession game on a Vasquez driving layup with 51 seconds left.

Toronto had just two turnovers in the opening half, both coming on offensive fouls. ... Davis gave New Orleans fans plenty to cheer about in the fourth quarter. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft converted an alley-oop dunk on Vasquez's 11th assist of the night, then hit an acrobatic layup on the front end of a three-point play with just over five minutes remaining. ... Vasquez had six of the Hornets' 16 turnovers.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   New Orleans
DeMar DeRozan 30 Scoring Anthony Davis 25
Kyle Lowry 8 Assists Greivis Vasquez 14
Amir Johnson 8 Rebounds Ryan Anderson 12
DeMar DeRozan 11 Free Throws Made Greivis Vasquez 6
Alan Anderson 3 Steals Anthony Davis 1
Amir Johnson 3 Blocks Anthony Davis 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 104 43.5 5-24 25-32 24 41 6 10 7
New Orleans 97 45.1 5-13 18-24 23 51 6 2 17

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .227 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Raptors have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .300 after a loss.
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