Lowry's jumper saves the Raptors in OT

Ahead of Toronto Raptors Game Boston Celtics get Avery Bradley Back at Practice

DeRozan's going to make some tough shots.

The Raptors would seize a 106-102 lead after a Kyle Lowry three with just less thantwo minutes left to play in the five-minute frame.

New Orleans received a tremendous performance from Jrue Holiday (30 points, 13/21 shooting) and built a 14-point halftime advantage, but Toronto quickly wiped out that deficit in the second half and made it a very compelling final quarter and OT. Davis tied the game with floating jump shot with 29 seconds remaining.

E'Twaun Moore, who tied a career high with five 3-pointers, had a chance to win it from beyond the arc for the Pelicans with 1.9 seconds to go, but his shot missed.

Then, with 4.3 seconds left, Lowry went to his left and, over the long reach of 6-foot-7 Solomon Hill, found nothing but net from 21 feet to win it for the Raptors while the din within the ACC became earsplitting.

Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who won their third straight game against the Pelicans and the ninth of their last 11 meetings.

In both games against Toronto, Boston has surrendered sizable second-half leads.

The Pelicans opened a 10-point lead on a 3-pointer by Holiday with 4:40 to play in the second quarter.

But the Raptors started the third quarter on a 12-1 run to get right back into the contest.

Toronto managed to carve out a 77-75 lead heading into the fourth.

Davis made a jumper with 6:13 to play, giving New Orleans a three-point lead.

The Raptors' three-time all-star was scheduled to sit Tuesday night as Toronto hosted the New Orleans Pelicans, and Wednesday against the Celtics in Boston.

At practice Tuesday, the Celtics - who, entering Tuesday night's action, hold a one-game lead against Toronto for second place in the East - spent a lot of time discussing how to handle DeRozan.

Lowry, who will play in the February 19 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans as a reserve, scored a game-high 33 points, including seven overtime on 3-of-4 shooting.

Pelicans: After playing 18 consecutive games, G-F Tyreke Evans was given the night off for rest. The Pelicans will visit The Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday to play the Detroit Pistons.



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