Ross has 28 against former team, Magic beat Raptors 113-98
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 25, 2019 07:48 AM
FILE - ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 25: Terrence Ross #31 of the Orlando Magic dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards on January 25, 2019 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Ian Harrison, Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 28 points against his former team, Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Raptors 113-98 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), ending Toronto’s winning streak at seven.
Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin had 12 as the Magic won for the sixth time in seven games. Orlando had won a season-best five straight before losing at home to Chicago on Friday (Saturday, PHL time), its first game following the All-Star break.
Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists and Pascal Siakam had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost for the first time since Jan. 31 (Feb. 1, PHL time) against Milwaukee.
Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (rest) did not play after scoring 25 points, 19 of them in the second half, in Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) home win over San Antonio. Coach Nick Nurse said Leonard will return for Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) game against Eastern Conference rival Boston.
Marc Gasol scored 16 points and Serge Ibaka had 14, extending his streak of consecutive games with at least 10 points to a career-best 22.
Vucevic scored eight points in the first and Orlando led 25-15 after one.
Lowry and Jodie Meeks each scored 10 points in the second but the Magic led 53-30 at halftime.
Orlando connected on 10-of-21 field goal attempts in the third, extending its lead to 80-71 heading to the fourth. The Magic pulled away in the final quarter, leading by as many as 20.
After hitting just 13-of-24 free throws against the Bulls, the Magic were better at the foul line against Toronto. Ross connected on all seven of his attempts from the stripe and Orlando made 15-of-20 overall.
Magic: Ross had nine rebounds, matching his season high. ... G Isaiah Briscoe (NBA concussion protocol) was inactive. Briscoe matched his career high with 10 points against Chicago on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... Orlando handed Toronto its biggest defeat of the season on Dec. 28 (Dec. 29, PHL time), a 117-87 home victory.
Raptors: Gasol made his first start for Toronto, replacing Ibaka. ... Anunoby started in place of Leonard. ... Meeks scored 10 points in his Raptors debut. ... Toronto is 7-1 in February.
Magic: At New York on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time).
Raptors: Host Boston on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).