Toronto got 22 points and 16 assists from Jose Calderon en route to a 96-90 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.
Bettors who backed the Raptors were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 194.5.
DeMar DeRozan had 17 points for Toronto and Andrea Bargnani chipped in with 14 points. Jose Calderon had 16 assists for the Raptors, while Amir Johnson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
New Orleans got 19 points from David West in a losing cause and another 17 points from Carl Landry. Chris Paul contributed 5 assists for the Hornets, while David West had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Toronto were victorious, as the score was 57-42 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Toronto as they grabbed 38 boards, while New Orleans only had 36.
Toronto looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nets. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.