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NEW ORLEANS -- Greivis Vasquez drew a round of applause when he first checked in against the team for which he played the past two seasons. Julius Thomas Jersey . Later, he all but silenced the New Orleans crowd with five straight points that gave his new team the lead for good inside the final two minutes. DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Vasquez finished with 14, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game skid with a resilient 107-100 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday night. "I was blessed enough to be out there at the end of the game," said Vasquez, who was traded by New Orleans after last season in a deal that brought Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans. "I had a really rough first half and then the second half I was just on a mission," Vasquez said. "I like close games, man. Im not afraid. I would never be afraid. Im the type of player that would risk everything. Thats how I got (the starting point guard) job here in New Orleans." Kyle Lowry scored 23, Amir Johnson added 17 and Vasquez finished with 14 to help Toronto overcome a 14-point first-half deficit and snap a two-game skid. Tyler Hansbrough, playing additional minutes with starting centre Jonas Valanciunas sidelined by a sore back, grabbed 13 rebounds, seven on the offensive end. "Thats psycho-T at his finest," DeRozan said of Hansbrough. "He went out there, played extremely hard, got rebounds and came up with some big rebounds late in the game. Thats just him." The game was tied at 94 when Vasquez scored five straight points in a 36-second span on a running floater and a driving layup as he was fouled -- the latter coming after Vasquez rebounded his missed jumper for one of Torontos 22 offensive rebounds. "Its cool to have a teammate like that because you see how much he wanted it," DeRozan said of Vasquez. "Thats why we call him Spicy. You never know what youre going to get until you eat it." Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which was without All-Star Anthony Davis because of an illness. The Pelicans could not deny that Davis absence, one game after his career-high 40 points and 21 rebounds in Sundays overtime win over Boston, was a factor. "Obviously, with a guy that can rebound like Anthony, its hard to make up for that," rookie centre Jeff Withey said. Evans had 18 points for the Pelicans. Eric Gordon added 15, but was shut out in the second half, when his playing time was limited after he was called for his fourth foul in the middle of the third quarter. "Once he got in foul trouble ... I think that probably broke his rhythm," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. Brian Roberts scored 11 points, while Alexis Ajinca and Austin Rivers each had 10 to keep New Orleans in front for most of the game. New Orleans led 94-90 on Witheys free throw with 4:26 left. But during the next 50 seconds, Johnson slammed home a putback dunk and followed that with a driving layup as the shot clock expired to tie it at 94. Next came Vasquezs five straight points, followed by Lowrys free throw and Johnsons tip shot to cap a 12-1 run from which New Orleans never recovered. "We played decent defence, forced them to miss and they got rebound after rebound," Williams said. "We missed a lot of shots, layups in the paint, but the rebounding tonight was not good at all." Gordon, Aminu (12 points) and Evans (10 points) all reached double figures in the first half, much of which was controlled by New Orleans. The Pelicans seemed to surprise the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors by racing to an early double-digit lead. Rivers driving layup gave New Orleans a 31-18 lead late in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the lead reached 14 points several times, the last on Aminus layup that made it 50-36. At that point, there was 5:20 left in the second quarter, which was about all the time Toronto needed to nearly pull even. The Raptors outscored the Pelicans 20-7 to close the half. DeRozan scored nine during the stint, including a three-point play on a driving layup and a 12-foot fade at the halftime horn that made it 57-56. NOTES: The Pelicans went 3-3 on their six-game home stand. New Orleans next plays at Atlanta on Friday, then hosts Miami on Saturday to open a four-game home stand. ... The Raptors have not lost three straight since making a seven-player trade with Sacramento on Dec. 9. Matt Moore Jersey . -- On any given day here at his companys Silicon Valley headquarters, Vivek Ranadive is ready to compete against any employee who wants to challenge him to any contest. Jay Ajayi Jersey . The Raptors (15-15) posted six road victories last month and have won seven of their last nine games overall. Toronto visits the Washington Wizards on Friday night. http://www.thedolphinsfansclub.com/Black-Cameron-Wake-Dolphins-Jersey.html?cat=869 . - Because they didnt go into Beast Mode, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves in Spin Mode.PHILADELPHIA -- Dave Bolland helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup and then had to watch the championship banner raising ceremony on TV. He would love to experience the same celebration in Toronto. Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs, off to a 2-0 start, spoiled Philadelphias season opener one night after ruining Montreals. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots in his Maple Leafs debut. Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the off-season to bolster the clubs bid to get out of the first round and make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bolland scored the go-ahead goal from the slot early in the third period. It was his first goal since the Game 6 clincher for the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. "Its all gone," Bolland said. "This is a new chapter for me. I want to hopefully do it in Toronto. The chapter in Chicago is over." He sealed this win with a power-play goal with 22.5 seconds left. "You always wait for that first goal to come," Bolland said. "Its nice that both of them came tonight." The big game helped Bolland try to forget about the party he missed Tuesday night at the United Center. "I saw the highlights, you had to watch it," he said. Kessel turned 26 on Wednesday with plenty of reasons to celebrate. He signed a whopping $64 million, eight-year extension on Tuesday that will keep him off the free-agent market after the season. A 20-goal scorer last season, Kessel knocked in a rebound late in the second for the tying goal. Kessel helped make up for Torontos lone second-period power play. The Maple Leafs came away empty because Flyers defenceman Nicklas Grossmann blocked three straight shots in 2 minutes to keep the game scoreless. The Flyers wasted a fantastic chance to go ahead after Paul Ranger slashed Wayne Simmonds on a breakaway, setting up a penalty shot with 3.1 seconds left in the second period. Simmonds was easily stopped on his attempt to put the puck through Berniers legs. Back on the bench, Simmonds slammed the boards in frustration, unable to cappitalize against his former Los Angeles teammate. Bob Griese Jersey. "I just read him a little bit," Bernier said. "I tried to take away the angles. I came out and saw his stick with the blade going down. I got lucky with the save." Like Kessel, Bernier also is part of Torontos long-term future. He signed a $5.8 million, two-year contract soon after he was acquired from Los Angeles. He was 29-20-6, with a 2.36 goals-against average and .912 save percentage as Jonathan Quicks backup with the Kings. He kept Toronto in the game after the Flyers controlled the first period. Toronto went without a shot for a 12-minute stretch. "We needed a goaltender to keep us in the game, and he did that," Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "Were fortunate to have him." The Flyers took a 1-0 lead when Schenn pounded in Vinny Lecavaliers feed with 6.9 seconds left. Mark Streit also had an assist on the play, an early impact for two of Philadelphias biggest off-season acquisitions. The overhaul of an underachieving team that missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007 was in full force: Lecavalier, a former Tampa Bay captain, and Streit, a former Islanders captain, were signed, along with goalie Ray Emery. "Offensively thats the best weve looked in a while," coach Peter Laviolette said. Steve Mason won the opening night start over Emery. Mason, acquired in a late-season trade with Columbus, was given the start largely on the basis of a strong finish to 2013. Mason and Emery will likely share the job unless one gets hot and takes over. "Its a huge honour to get the opening night start," Mason said. "Ray could have been there just as easily as I could, so it was a great honour to have it. Unfortunately we didnt get the win." NOTES: Torontos Colton Orr received a minor penalty for a vicious cross-check to Flyers forward Jay Rosehills face against the boards midway through the third. Orr retaliated after Rosehill checked Mark Fraser into the boards. ... Philadelphia and Toronto dont play each other again until March 8. ... The Flyers played their first game as members of the Metropolitan Division. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '