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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 105, NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 101
DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022
|FINAL SCORE||RECORD||HIGH POINTS||HIGH REBOUNDS||HIGH ASSISTS|
|New Orleans||101||14-26||Ingram – 22||Valanciunas – 17||Temple – 6|
|Toronto||105||20-17||VanVleet – 32||Siakam – 10||Siakam – 7|
Trailing 99-96 with 2:26 left, Fred VanVleet hit back-to-back three-point field goals to put the Raptors up by three points (102-99) … Toronto led the rest of the game.
Toronto outrebounded New Orleans 46-35, including 15-7 on the offensive glass … The Raptors tallied 24 second chance points compared to the Pelicans’ 6 … Toronto has outrebounded opponents 89-50 on the offensive end over the last six games (Dec. 31- Jan. 9).
- With the win, Toronto improves to 20-17 this season and 12-10 at home … The Raptors have now set a season-high with their sixth consecutive win (Dec. 31 – Jan. 9) … The last time Toronto won six straight games was Mar. 3 – Aug. 5, 2020 … The Raptors willcomplete a three-game homestand (Jan. 7-11), Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.
- Fred VanVleet tallied 32 points and made season-best eight three-point field goals … He added four rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes … VanVleet has scored 30+ points in six of the last eight games played (Dec. 14 – Jan. 9), averaging 30.6 points and shooting .471 (82-for-174) from the field, including .456 (47-for-103) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
- Fred VanVleet scored in double digits in both the first quarter (13) and fourth quarter (12) tonight … He has now scored 10+ points in 21 quarters this season, something he did 31 times in 52 games last season.
- Pascal Siakam finished with 29 points (8-18 FG, 3-5 3PT, 10-10 FT), 10 rebounds and seven assists for his team-leading eighth double-double of the season … Tonight marks the 16th time in his career and fifth time this season that Siakam has recorded 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists … Siakam has now dished out five or more assists in a career-high seven consecutive games (Dec. 28 – Jan. 9), averaging 6.4 assists per game during this stretch.
- Fred VanVleet (32)and Pascal Siakam (29)combined to score 61 of Toronto’s 105 points, including 19 of the team’s 26 points in the fourth quarter…The Raptors are 4-1 this season when Siakam and VanVleet each score 20+ points.
- Reserves Precious Achiuwa (9)and Chris Boucher (8) combined for 17 of Toronto’s 46 rebounds, including six of the team’s 15 offensive rebounds.
- With the loss, New Orleans is now14-26, including 6-15 on the road … The Pelicans will return home to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
- Jonas Valanciunas recorded 20 points and 17 rebounds for his team-leading 27th double-double of the season … Valanciunas has also led (or tied) the Pelicans in rebounding in three of the last four games (Jan. 3-9), averaging 13.0 rebounds during this span … Only Rudy Gobert (31), Nikola Jokic (28) and Domantas Sabonis (28) have recorded more double-doubles than Valanciunas this season.
- Brandon Ingram finished with a team-high 22 points, five rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes … Ingram has now scored 20+ points in consecutive games (Jan. 6-9), averaging 27.0 points and shooting .529 (18-for-34) from the floor.
- Brandon Ingram has led New Orleans in scoring in consecutive games (Jan. 6-9), for the first time since Dec. 21-23 … Entering tonight the Pelicans have had six different players lead the team in scoring over the last six games (Dec. 26 – Jan. 6).
|2021-22 SEASON-SERIES||ALL-TIME RECORDS|
|DATE||SITE||RESULT||RAPTORS WINS||PELICANS WINS|
|02/14/2022||New Orleans||at Toronto:||12||9|
|at New Orleans:||14||7|