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DeMar DeRozan's 31 powers Raptors by Pelicans

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DeMar DeRozan finished with 31 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-100. Toronto (38-29) picked up the win after falling to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

DeRozan went 9-19 (2-4 from three-point range) and 11-13 from the free throw line. Other key players for Toronto included Kyle Lowry with 23 points and 8 rebounds, and Amir Johnson with 17 points and 9 rebounds. On 7-8 shooting from the field and 4-6 from the free throw line, Al-Farouq Aminu put up 19 points off the bench for New Orleans in the loss. He also registered 10 rebounds. Alexis Ajinca contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds.

This drops New Orleans (27-40) to 0-2 against Toronto on the year.

Coming up next, the Raptors square off against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 49-18 on the year. The Pelicans meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently 31-35 this season. The Raptors have a 1-0 record against Oklahoma City this season. The Pelicans have a 1-0 record against Atlanta this season.


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