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Monty: "We need to prove we can bounce back from a big win. We've got a few hours to enjoy this, but have to move on to (facing) Brooklyn."
Tyreke Evans was ill today but played through it. Monty: "I thought that gave us the biggest boost, when guys saw him come back in the game"
Monty on NOLA's new contributor: "The energy Norris (Cole) has given us at both ends of the floor complements our system so well."
Luke Babbitt on Norris Cole: "He's been huge. He's bringing the energy, moving the ball, hitting shots. Second game, that's impressive."
Luke Babbitt on Jimmer Fredette sinking two vital free throws after sitting first 47:54 of game: "That's so underrated. That's hard to do."
Pelicans beat Raptors 100-97 coming back from 18-point deficit.
Jimmer Fredette makes both free throws
Jimmer Fredette at free throw line with 4.7 seconds remaining, makes first one.
Toronto has no timeout left as Jimmer goes to line
ASIK AND DESTROY
Pelicans holding 98-97 lead with 16.3 seconds after Tyreke Evans' missed jumper. Raptors ball.
Very tough loose-ball foul called on Alexis Ajinca, made worse by fact that NOLA is over the foul limit. Lowry sinks 2 FTs. Raps up 97-96
Pelicans have outscored the Raptors 29-19 in fourth quarter to take 96-93 lead.
That was back-to-back 3-pointers by Luke Babbitt.
Luke Babbitt's 3-pointer just gave the Pelicans a 94-93 lead.
BOTTOM LUKE BABBIT YESSIR
Norris Cole showing ability tonight.
I don't like the Norris Cole I'm seeing right now, but for now it's working. No LeBron to yell at him here in NOLA.
So dumb. Babbitt was wide open. But we'll take it.
I knew that shot was falling. Brutal.
Celtics just crushing the Suns tonight. Up 67-50 at halftime.
Norris Cole erupting on offense in 4Q, with 9 of NOLA's 12 pts. Has two jumpers and two layups. Tor 86-79 at 6:41
Backup point guard Norris Cole has scored seven of the Pelicans' last 10 points. Pelicans down by 79-77 with 9:16 remaining in 4Q
Yeah okay Reke you do you kid!
Pelicans showing much more fight in second half than they did during the opening two quarters.
Pelicans trailing 74-67 at the end of three, but they held the Raptors to 18 points in third quarter.
Norris Cole gambles on a steal, loses, Terrence Ross hits wide open 3. :/
Pelicans have outscored Raptors, 20-14, so far in third quarter.
Norris Cole (3 assists) doing nice job in 3Q setting up bigs for easy baskets. Cole spent much of his time in Miami off the ball spotting up
Alexis Ajinca has 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Omer Asik's dunk cut Raptors' lead to 68-62.
Pelicans making a push in third quarter, cut Raptors' lead to 65-58.
Are we almost to Josh Smith levels w/ Tyreke whenever he looks like he's going to shoot a 3? "NOOOOOOOO!"
My goodness, Asik.
Pelicans trailing Raptors at halftime 56-44. Pels outscored 14-7 on second-chance points and 9-2 on fast break points.
Luke Babbitt filling the Ryan Anderson role nicely tonight. 8 points on just 3 shots along with 3 rebounds (& 2 assists?!) in 11 minutes.
Luke Babbitt drills 3-pointer and a fan seated near the scorers table screams finally the Pelicans can make a shot.
Pelicans trailing Raptors 53-36 with 1:37 remaining before halftime.
Raptors making it look like a layup drill.
There's no defense for some of the shots DeMar DeRozan (turnaround stepbacks) and Kyle Lowry (deep 3s) are making. Tor 51-33 late 2Q
Another late-clock possession and another missed shot by the Pelicans.
Pelicans center Omer Asik struggling tonight.Don't see enough fight or effort.
Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans are a combined 3-of-14 from the field.
Alexis Ajinca has made 5-of-9 shots for 10 points.
Pelicans cut Raptors' lead to 38-31. Alexis Ajinca needs the ball in his hands more.
Pelicans finally making a push in second quarter.
Pelicans backup center Jeff Withey has scored on consecutive possessions