Davis has 25 points, 20 boards, Pelicans top Raptors 126-110




Davis has 25 points, 20 boards, Pelicans top Raptors 126-110
Davis has 25 points, 20 boards, Pelicans top Raptors 126-110  

TORONTO (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 126-110 on Monday night, snapping the Raptors' six-game winning streak.

Jrue Holiday had 29 points and matched a season high with 14 assists, and Julius Randle added 17 points and 12 rebounds as New Orleans won its third straight following a six-game losing streak.

The Pelicans outscored the Raptors 72-42 in the paint and snapped a six-game losing streak against Toronto.

Pascal Siakam scored 22 points, Kawhi Leonard had 20 and Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Raptors lost for the first time in eight home games this season. Toronto entered with an NBA-best 12-1 record.

Toronto's only other defeat this season was a 124-109 loss at Milwaukee on Oct. 29. That was the first of a back-to-back for the Raptors, meaning Leonard sat out to rest.

Many in the sellout crowd of 19,800 headed for the exits after Leonard turned the ball over with with 4:05 remaining and the Pelicans up 118-104.

Toronto's Kyle Lowry had 11 assists but shot 1 for 9, missing six times from 3-point range. He scored a season-low four points and didn't make his first basket until a layup with just under four minutes to play and the Raptors trailing by double digits.

The Raptors entered as one of four NBA teams yet to lose at home. The others are Philadelphia (7-0), Milwaukee (6-0) and Memphis (5-0).

New Orleans snapped a five-game road losing streak and won away from home for the first time since a 131-112 victory at Houston on Oct. 17, its first game of the season.

Siakam, who scored a career-high 23 points in Saturday's win over New York, was chosen Eastern Conference player of the week earlier Monday. Siakam averaged 20 points in four games last week.

New Orleans led 66-61 at halftime and took a 94-83 lead into the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: New Orleans was without F Nikola Mirotic (sprained right ankle) and G Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle). ... Davis had a career-high 22 rebounds against Miami on Dec. 23, 2016. His previous high this season was 16, set against Houston on Oct. 17.

Raptors: Toronto missed nine of its first 10 3-point attempts. The Raptors matched a season high with 45 3-point attempts, making 13. ... OG Anunoby matched a season high with 17 points. ... F C.J. Miles left in the second quarter because of a strained right adductor and did not return.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Visit Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Raptors: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.

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