Raptors are an undefeated 1-0 on Drake Night, the holiest of celebrity-endorsed theme nights. Theres already magic & lint rollers in the air
When doesn't Tyreke Evans play like Magic Johnson against Utah?
If the NBA was run by boxing promoters we would get Bird-Magic in the Finals next summer.
SportsCenter just showed the top plays from the Warriors' winning streak: The top play was Steph Curry's game-winner vs the Magic.
Has the Magic's early season road schedule been brutal? Yes. But it also offers them a big opportunity later this season.
I also often wonder how much better Magic and Bird would've been had their diets not consisted mostly of cheeseburgers, beer and nachos.
Raps win 10th straight vs. Magic, 95-82. Improve to 6-3 without DeRozan. Bench (44 pts) is stupid good.
Raptors in first half vs Magic this year (3 meetings): -20, in second half: +50 (+21 tonight). They've won 10 straight meetings vs Orlando
Patterson on Tobias Harris, James Johnson on Oladipo right now, as Raps bench going against mostly Magic starters.
Raptors shot 52% (incl 5/10 3P), outscoring the Magic 27-13 in the 3rdQ. They had 10 ast on 11 FGM. Lowry in Q: 8 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast
Raptors in first half vs Magic this season (3 meetings): 144-164 (-20). In second half (first 2 meetings + 3rdQ tonight): 139-96 (+43)
A Magic player, Ben Gordon, took a charge. Seems like it's been awhile.
Evan Fournier is back on the Magic bench.
Uh oh. I think the Magic just made Kyle Lowry taste his own blood.
After Fournier left the game, the Magic went 7 for 10 from the field, while the Raptors went 0 for 12.
Raptors managed just 16 pts in the 2ndQ, shooting 5-for-19 from the field, 1-for-7 from 3P, meanwhile Magic hit 12 of 17 shots
Raptors were held without a field goal over the final 6:52 of the first half. Magic ripped off a 16-2 run in that time. 52-44 Orlando.
Raptors trail Magic 52-44. Deservedly. Could have been worse, but Orlando just 1-for-7 from three. 22-32 from everywhere else.
Raptors have gone 6:08 without a field goal. 44.2s remaining in the half. Magic on a 14-2 run. Raps down 6
The Magic are now on a 14-2 run since Fournier was hit in the face. They lead the Raptors 50-44.
Raptors defence without Amir Johnson is sub-optimal. Magic nearly up to 60% from floor.