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DeRozan leads Raptors past Pelicans 107-100

  • Article by: BRETT MARTEL
  • Associated Press
  • March 19, 2014 - 9:45 PM

NEW ORLEANS — DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Greivis Vasquez victimized his former team with six points in the last two minutes, and the Toronto Raptors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 Wednesday night.

Kyle Lowry scored 23, Amir Johnson added 17 and Vasquez finished with 14 to help Toronto overcome a 14-point first-half deficit and snap a two-game skid. Tyler Hansbrough, playing additional minutes with starting center Jonas Valanciunas sidelined by a sore back, grabbed 13 rebounds, seven on the offensive end.

The game was tied at 94 when Vasquez scored five straight points in a 36-second span on a running floater and a driving layup as he was fouled — the latter coming after Vasquez rebounded his missed jumper for one of Toronto's 22 offensive rebounds.

Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which was without All-Star Anthony Davis because of an illness.

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