New Orleans Pelicans: Grades for 120-116 win over the Toronto Raptors

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Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Ingram score top marks in the New Orleans Pelicans victory over the Toronto Raptors.

The New Orleans Pelicans got their second win over Toronto and moved to 4-2 overall after nearly blowing it late against the Raptors.

The two games were very similar: the Raptors took early leads in the second quarter, the Pels came back behind a strong third quarter then were able to hold on for the win.

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Eric Bledsoe seems to love Toronto, as he had his second outstanding overall game against them this season, while Brandon Ingram provided the scoring late and sealed the game at the line.

It was another nice team effort, though the bench continues to wreck the grade point average.

New Orleans Pelicans: Point guard grades in 120-116 win over Toronto Raptors

Point Guards

B+. . Point Guard. New Orleans Pelicans. LONZO BALL

Lonzo Ball had a quiet second half after helping to keep the Pelicans in it in the first with his 3-point shooting and defense.

Both Lonzo and Bledsoe had trouble keeping Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry out of the lane, and there was a point in the first half when it looked like the Raptors were going to run away with the game.

Lonzo hit a huge 3-pointer towards the end of the first half, then blocked a shot at the other end to save the Pels from a double-digit lead at half:

Lonzo disappeared a bit offensively in the second half and ended with 13 points, four assists, four rebounds and two blocks.

He wasn’t great all night but he stepped up in the clutch and his defense was once again one of the keys to the game.