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ORLANDO, Fla. -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points as the Toronto Raptors blew out the injury-depleted Orlando Magic 123-88 Saturday night. It was the Raptors' third consecutive victory over the Magic, who have lost five straight since Glen Davis went out with a shoulder injury. Toronto (11-20) is now 6-1 in its last seven after posting its largest margin of victory on the season. Ed Davis contributed 18 points for Toronto, while Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross each added 16 and Jose Calderon 15. Alan Anderson scored 11. Orlando (12-18) was without starting point guard Jameer Nelson (hip) as well as E'Twaun Moore (elbow) but did get back Hedo Terkoglu for the first time since he broke his hand opening night. The Magic got as close as 76-65 on two Andrew Nicholson free throws with 5:19 remaining in the third quarter, but Toronto pushed its lead back to 87-71 after three periods and outscored the Magic 36-17 in the fourth. Toronto made nine of its first 10 3-pointers -- an...
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There is a big hole in Orlando's lineup. Just about everyone will remind you about it. The five-game losing streak Orlando is suffering through is (perhaps) coincidentally matching the time since Glen Davis suffered a strained shoulder.
To that point, Davis was puting in a career season in averaging a career-best 16.0 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. His scoring...
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even after Saturday's 123-88 blasting of the Orlando Magic to conclude a .500 December, Toronto Raptors coach Dwayne Casey said his team hasn't turned the corner. "Not yet," said Casey, whose team is now 7-1 in its last eight games after posting its largest margin of victory on the season. "Defensively, we still have a ways to go. We'...
The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It became the bedrock of the team's fast start.
Stan Van Gundy still communicates with the player who was most responsible for him being successful with the Orlando Magic, and the same guy who was chiefly responsible for him being fired. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Van Gundy said he still exchanges friendly text messages with Dwight Howard.
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The Magic were riding high on a three-game win streak until everything seemed to come crashing down with Glen Davis falling to the court with a sprained shoulder. Four games later, and it feels like the Magic have hit rock bottom.
Orlando's top-ranked defense is fading as the team searches for a way to replace the team's emotional fulcrum. The team is struggling to replace...
At 7PM tonight, the Magic will take on the Wizards in Washington. Their last match up on December 19th, ended with a 90-83 victory. It was in the last minute of this game that Glen Davis went crashing to the floor with a sprained left shoulder after a hard foul from Emeka Okafor. Tonight, the Magic are looking to settle the score (and I don't mean Tanya Harding-style).
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida
Glen Davis suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out indefinitely when the Orlando Magic beat the Washington Wizards just over a week ago.
Orlando hasn't won since.
The Magic look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat while sending the host Wizards to a ninth straight loss Friday night.
Davis, averaging 16.0 points and 7.9 rebounds...
Earlier tonight, Washington Wizards forward Emeka Okafor decided to welcome Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon to a special block party.Watch as Emeka blocks Ayon's dunk attempt in the second quarter of play with a one-handed denial:
(10-20) vs. (12-17)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 4
Tickets: $27-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Lost 93-90 in Toronto on Dec. 21; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic had won a season-best four straight before running into the Toronto Raptors just over a week ago.
Not much has gone their way since.
The Magic try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Saturday night against the visiting Raptors, who look to keep rolling with a third consecutive victory in the...