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New Orleans faces Toronto in non-conference action

January 1, 2021 GMT

Toronto Raptors (1-3, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3-2, third in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors take on Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans in a non-conference matchup.

New Orleans went 30-42 overall with a 15-21 record at home in the 2019-20 season. The Pelicans averaged 26.8 assists per game on 42.6 made field goals last season.

Toronto went 53-19 overall a season ago while going 27-9 on the road. The Raptors averaged 8.8 steals, 5.0 blocks and 14.8 turnovers per game last season.

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The two teams matchup for the second time this season. The Pelicans defeated the Raptors 113-99 in their last matchup on Dec. 23. Ingram led New Orleans with 24 points, and Pascal Siakam paced Toronto with 20 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Wenyen Gabriel: out (right knee).

Raptors: Patrick McCaw: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.