Raptors lose season series with the Pelicans. Raptors drop to 1-3.

Andrew Owen
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Final Score: 120-116

The Toronto Raptors could not pull the 4th quarter comeback, as they lose a close one to The New Orleans Pelicans 120-116. The Raptors lost the season series 2-0 this season, as they lost to The Pelicans on opening night 113-99. 

Brandon Ingram had a game high 31 points, along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 8/17 shooting from the field. Zion Willamson added 21 points, along with 7 rebounds and an assist, on 7/12 shooting. Eric Bledsoe chipped in with a double double. 19 points and 10 assists, on 5-12 shooting. 

Fred VanVleet led The Raptors with 27 points, along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists, on 9/23 shooting. Chris Boucher had 24 points, along with 5 rebounds and an assist off the bench. OG Anunoby added 17 points 7 rebounds and 3 assists on 5/11 shooting from the field. 

The Pelicans outrebounded The Raptors 51-39. The Pelicans had 26 assists compared to The Raptors 21. 

The Pelicans shot 42% from the field and The Raptors shot 41% from the field. 

The Raptors turned the ball over 8 times compared to The Pelicans 12 times. 

The Raptors next game will be on January 4th against The Boston Celtics. That game will be played at 7:30pm EST/ 4:30pm CST.