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New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors Game Thread

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Last January, Tyreke Evans beat three Raptors off the dribble and scored the game winner with just under two seconds remaining. The Pelicans would go on to win the game, 95-93, and that win would prove to be important as it was book-ended by bad losses to the Sixers and Knicks.

The Pelicans will be without Evans and most likely Anthony Davis, but the team will welcome the return of Jrue Holiday. New Orleans has performed markedly better when he's been on the floor as evidenced by a 46.3 team FG% and an average of 114.2 points a game. His -24.1 plus/minus indicates the Pelicans are desperate for his floor general leadership.

Toronto will be without Terrance Ross and quite possibly DeMarre Carroll who is dealing with plantar fasciitis. With Gentry likely to play smaller, look for Toronto to counter with a back court of Kyle Lowry and Corey Joseph, moving DeMar DeRozan to small forward.

For more on this match-up please be sure to read Quentin's game preview.

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2015-16 NBA Regular Season
at
1-7 (0-4 Away)
6-3 (2-1 Home)
November 13, 2015, 7:00 PM Central
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, CA
Fox Sports New Orleans
Charter - 810, Cox - 1038, DirecTV - 676, U-Verse - 1757
WRNO 99.5 FM
Projected Starters
Jrue Holiday PG Kyle Lowry
Eric Gordon SG DeMar DeRozan
Luke Babbitt SF James Johnson
Ryan Anderson PF Luis Scola
Omer Asik C Jonas Valanciunas
Advanced Stats (2015-16) via NBA Stats
102.74 (6th) Pace 98.65 (20th)
100.9 (14th) ORtg 103.3 (9th)
110.0 (30th) DRtg 99.5 (11th)
-9.1 (26th) Net Rating +3.9 (8th)

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