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Recap - Raptors Defeat New Orleans 104-97

New Orleans was victimized by DeMar DeRozan for 30 points as the Raptors defeated the Hornets 104-97 in NBA action on Friday.

The Raptors were a 3-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 183.5.

Toronto got 17 points from Kyle Lowry and another 16 points from Alan Anderson. Kyle Lowry contributed 8 assists, while Amir Johnson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

The Hornets got a 25-point performance from Anthony Davis, who was supported by 20 points from Greivis Vasquez. Greivis Vasquez had 14 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Ryan Anderson grabbed 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Toronto were victorious, as the score was 48-42 at the break.

New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 51-41.

Toronto looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Magic. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Charlotte.