DeMar DeRozan dropped in 33 points as the Raptors picked off the Pelicans 122-118 in Toronto.
Serge Ibaka added 19 points and Kyle Lowry contributed 18 for the Raptors, who have won two straight and five of their last seven games. Toronto is 7-and-4 overall and 4-and-1 at home.
Jrue Holiday had a game-high 34 points and 11 assists for New Orleans, which had its three-game winning streak come to an end. DeMarcus Cousins added 20 points, 15 boards and five assists but shot just 8-of-24 from the field, including 2-of-10 from three.
The Pelicans are 6-and-6 and return to the Smoothie King Center Saturday night to face the Los Angeles Clippers. Coverage in the New Orleans area begins at 5:30 p.m. on News Talk 99.5 WRNO.
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