Lowry and the Raptors beat the Pelicans

Feb 03, 2017, 00:32
Lowry and the Raptors beat the Pelicans

Gets knocked down going to the basket. As usual he did it all, scoring inside and out and also doing damage at the line with five free throws.

Afterwards, he mentioned a quote from Jonas Valanciunas the last time these two teams met as his prime motivator.

Lowry hit a 3-pointer with 1:57 to play to give the Raptors a four-point lead.

It was more an observation of the standings than anything else, but Thomas took it as a slight and, like all good athletes, used it.

Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas made sure there would be no snub this month.

"Not really (surprised), no", Casey said.

"He practiced [Tuesday], we just feel like his return to play needs more practice and more reps at full speed before he gets back out there, especially with how much energy and effort he puts into playing on both ends of the court", said Stevens.

The teams are fighting it out for first place in the Atlantic Division and second and third in the Eastern Conference, which brings us to the other thing that makes this a big game.

Foul trouble though hurt the Raptors. The Raptors were without shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, their leading scorer with a 27.8 average, missed the game because of an ankle injury. That's the highest scoring mark for a January in franchise history and the fourth-best scoring month ever by a Celtic behind Paul Pierce and Larry Bird (twice).

"He's still getting his sea legs back, he's getting his conditioning under control, " said Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

"I missed a ton of shots and played bad", he said. Winning in Boston on a back-to-back is no gimme, but Toronto proved on December 9th that they're capable of just that.

The Raptors scored the first eight points of the third quarter, including 3-pointers by Patrick Patterson and Lowry.

Thomas scored at least 20 points in the fourth quarter four times this season while no one else in the league has done it more than once.

He torched the Pistons for 24 earlier this week, and tonight, he did it again, helping the Celtics come back from a 17-point second-half deficit to beat the Raptors with 19 points in the fourth.

Holiday's three with 4:40 left in the first half capped a 15-2 Pelicans run and gave the visitors a 10-point lead. Tommy Heinsohn went nuts on the Celtics broadcast (no surprise there), saying: "There will be a lot of people remembering this kid". The Raps converted just 14-of-25 trips to the line while the Celtics were good on 25-of-30.

With the score deadlocked at 96-96, Jrue Holiday's driving floater for the Pelicans bounced off the rim to keep the game tied and send it into overtime.

Sullinger, who signed a one-year contract with the Raptors last summer and underwent foot surgery in October, made his Toronto debut January 18 and appeared in his seventh game Wednesday night.

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