Raptors roll through Magic in Toronto
The Toronto Raptors came out on fire and led all 48 minutes as they easily rolled through your Orlando Magic, 98-83. Toronto started the game making it’s first nine three-point attempts and their hot shooting never really cooled off as the matchup was never in doubt after the first six minutes of the game.
Kyle Lowry added to his already strong All-Star resume submission with a 33 point, 11 assist and 7 rebound performance, drilling heat-check after heat-check and generally just doing as he pleased. The Raptors were without DeMar DeRozan (foot) but Toronto got plenty of help in the scoring department from Amir Johnson who added 22 and 11 boards.
The Magic received a small boost from the return of Nik Vucevic, who had missed the previous 12 games after receiving a concussion, but it made little difference in the grand scheme of the game. Vucevic led the Magic in scoring with 16 points while Jameer Nelson had 13.
Jacque Vaugn once again played the mysterious “matchup” game and altered his starting lineup – moving Tobias Harris to the bench and inserting Victor Oladipo. It’s a good thing that Vaughn continues to play the pivotal matchup game, as the Magic now sit at 12-35 on the season.
Move along. Move along. Move along. The below tweet best summarizes the evening.
mBo Crown Royal #ReignOn Tweet of the Night
Oladipo misses the layup, falls. Tobias Harris grabs rebound, trips over Oladipo. Turnover. #Magic
— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) January 30, 2014
The Magic will return to the relative warmth of Orlando for Friday night’s ULTIMATE TANK OFF BATTLE with the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip is set for 7pm.