Found January 25, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
It seemed as though last night's game was about to enter overtime, until DeMar DeRozan hit a cold-blooded, 22-foot fadeaway jumper to beat the buzzer. The Orlando Magic (14-28) trailed the Toronto Raptors (16-27) for most of the game, but were able to finally take the lead with 5:25 left in the 4th quarter after a layup by Jameer Nelson. The Magic relinquished the lead and were down by 4 with just under a minute to go. J.J. Redick was able to draw a foul from rookie Terrence Ross to complete a 4-point play. Unfortunately for the Magic, DeRozan was scorching hot throughout the entire 4th quarter, with 14 of his 22 points coming in the final 12 minutes. Nikola Vucevic had another eye-opening game, with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Jameer Nelson continues to play well on offense, notching a very impressive 14 points/11 assists/7 rebounds. He and the other Orlando guards did not shoot efficiently, unfortunately. Jameer, J.J., Afflalo, and E'Twaun only shot 17/47 from the floor. This is the Orlando Magic's 8th straight loss against sub.500 teams. DeMar Derozan had an incredibly clutch fourth quarter and the Raptors definitely owe him for the win. They did have some other contributors in this one, most notably Amir Johnson with 21 points/10 rebounds/ 3 blocks. Johnson has averaged 17 points and 9.1 rebounds in 7 starts this season. Nobody else had a spectacular game, especially Kyle Lowry with a paltry 3 points in over 20 minutes, but every Raptor player had a serviceable game. Congratulations to Justin Ecker for winning last night's Crystal Ball predictions contest! You can check the leaderboards here, where they are updated daily. Stay tuned for the last matchup of the week on Sunday, when the Magic take on the Detroit Pistons.
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