NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Orlando|
(Saturday, December 29th)
Final Score: Toronto 123, Orlando 88
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - DeMar DeRozan poured in 21 points to lead the
Toronto Raptors to a 123-88 dismantling of the Orlando Magic on Saturday.
Ed Davis added 18 points and Jose Calderon had 15 points and 10 assists for
the Raptors, who have won seven of their last eight.
"It's about sharing the ball and finding the wide-open guy," Calderon said.
"We know if we make that extra pass, then the next play will result in that
guy making the extra pass. It's about trust."
Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross chipped in with 16 point apiece in the triumph.
Andrew Nicholson had a career-high 22 points and seven rebounds and Arron
Afflalo added 14 points and six assists for the Magic, who were without Jameer
Nelson because of a sore hip.
Afflalo's 3-pointer at the 6:28 mark first put Orlando up 15-11, but Toronto
opened up a 21-10 surge to take a 36-21 lead after the first 12 minutes.
The Raptors stayed hot in the second quarter, pushing their lead to 49-29
following Alan Anderson's trey 4 1/2 minutes into the frame.
Orlando, though, was able to cut the deficit to 57-41 with just under four
minutes left in the half, but Toronto used a 10-6 sequence to take a 67-47
cushion into the break.
Davis' jumper four minutes into the third put the Raptors up 75-55, but a 10-1
Orlando burst cut the deficit to 76-65 a bit later.
A pair of Lowry free throws put Toronto up 87-69 with just over 1 1/2 minutes
left in the period before Nicholson's jumper made it 87-71 entering the final
The Magic couldn't get closer than 17 in the fourth as they were handed their
fifth straight loss.
"It was a heck of a start for (Toronto). They made shots and got a lot of
confidence going early and it made it a tough, uphill battle for us the rest
of the night," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said admitted.
Toronto shot 56.1 percent (46-for-82) from the floor and went 15-for-27 from
long range ... Anderson finished with 11 points ... The Magic went just 5-
for-18 from behind the arc.
12/30 00:30:02 ET