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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan swished a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors fought off a late-game charge by the Orlando Magic to earn a 97-95 victory on Thursday night.
It was a wild offensive night on both ends, featuring 12 lead changes and 12 players reaching double figures.
DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points, followed by Amir Johnson with 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was Johnson's sixth double-double of the season.
The victory gave the Raptors a four-game season sweep of Magic, who dropped their fourth game in a row.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Arron Afflalo added 16 points and Glen Davis had 15.
The Magic have lost 15 of their last 17 overall. They host Detroit on Sunday.
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We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love buzzer beaters and during tonight's Orlando Magic/Toronto Raptors game, Raptors star Demar Derozan played hero.With less than five seconds remaining watch as Demar while being guarded by two Magic defenders hit the game winner:
As part of some strange hazing ritual that is as odd as it is chock-full of necessary vitamins and minerals, it appears rookies on the Orlando Magic squad must provide veterans — especially those veterans on the larger size who go by the moniker ‘Big Baby” — a daily ration of at minimum one peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Poor Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson learned that...
ORLANDO -- Hours before Thursday night's game Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey talked about teaching his young team "to make winning plays in clutch situations." Guard DeMar DeRozan, obviously, is a quick learner. With two defenders hanging over him, DeRozan came to the rescue, hitting a game-winning, fallaway jumper from 22 feet as time expired, leading the Raptors...
ORLANDO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, including a fallaway jumper at the buzzer, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-95 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night at Amway Center. DeRozen had 14 points in the fourth quarter, including his dramatic 18-foot game-winning shot with two defenders around him. Unheralded center Amir Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for...
DeMar DeRozan hits a tough fadeaway as time expires and mean mugs the Orlando Magic as the Toronto Raptors walk away with a 97-95 win:
There is no room for moral victories in the NBA. There are no almosts, no what ifs, no stat lines for nice tries.
There are only wins and losses.
In the first 41 games of the regular season, the Orlando Magic have lost 13 more games than theyve won.
Their 14-27 record includes some highs, such as beating both the Clippers, who have the third-best record in the league, and the...
The urgency was awoken within the Magic late in the fourth quarter. Wittling down an 11-point lead would no longer cut it with time running out. Drastic action was needed.
A J.J. Redick 4-point play to tie the game with 50 seconds left. A Glen Davis offensive rebound and pass to E'Twaun Moore for a game-re-tying floater with 20 seconds left. A key foul from Davis had the...
Nikola Vucevic didn't play in the fourth quarter but still finished with a double-double (19 points and 14 rebounds).
Vucevic did his damage in just 30 minutes. Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn told Magic beat writer Josh Robbinsthat he sat the center in the fourth quarter due to matchups.
Vucevic added three blocks and an assist in the loss. He's 79-percent owned in Yahoo...
When the Orlando Magic (14-27) and Toronto Raptors (15-27) meet tonight at 7 p.m. EST, it will be their final matchup of the season. Toronto leads the season series 3-0. In fact, the Magic's 2-14 run began with a loss to the Raptors on December 21st. Tonight, the Magic will need to control the boards and trust their defensive rotations to keep the Raptors' guards from getting...
There is one positive for the Magic even through this stretch of losing 15 of 17 games. While the defense has fallen apart, the offense has picked up the slack and has played extremely well.
In the last 10 games (where Orlando has gone 2-8, mind you), the Magic have had an average offensive rating of 106.9. The team's offensive rating for the season is 103.2, good for 21st...
While everyone has been talking about the Lakers downfall, the Celtics haven’t been that much better. They are looking old and shooting horribly lately, so they are looking to bring in some help before trading deadline.
Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15+ feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic’s J.J. Redick
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Check out Magic forward Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis as he interupts an interview with rookie Andrew Nicholson & accuses him of not having his peanut butter & jelly sandwich prepared as part of his pre-game meal. Nicholson looks frightened. Don’t forget your rookie duties!
As we constantly remind folks on here, Glen Big Baby Davis is a different type of cat. Orlando Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson was giving Fox Sports an interview when Davis interrupted to remind him of something.
See Nicholson is a rookie, and in professional sports leagues, rookies go through some sort of hazing whether it be carrying bags, getting breakfast, or in Nicholson’s...
The Orlando Magic (14-27) continued their downward spiral last night against the Detroit Pistons (16-25). The Magic were absolutely manhandled in the paint by Greg Monroe, Jason Maxiel, and rookie Andre Drummond. The Piston big men led the way by out-rebounding the Magic 54-41. The Magic were very much in the game until the third quarter when things got out of control. At the end...