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Magic vs. Raptors four-factors analysis

Toronto drilled 15 three-pointers to send Orlando to its fifth straight loss.

John Lucas III and Ish Smith
John Lucas III and Ish Smith

The Orlando Magic fell, 123-88, to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive defeat, dropping them to 12-18 on the season. The Raptors opened the game by hitting seven of their first eight three-point attempts and never looked back, finishing 15-of-27 from beyond the arc as they dealt Orlando its fourth-worst home loss in the team's 24-year history.

The fact that DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis led Toronto with 21 and 18 points, respectively, without accounting for any of its three-point tries attests to the Raptors' overall offensive dominance. In a slow game, one which featured an estimated 87 possessions for each team, the Raptors hung 123 points on the Magic's slow defense. It was a precise, brutal, and comprehensive attack.

Team Pace Efficiency eFG% FT Rate OReb% TO Rate
Raptors 87.2 141.1 65.2% 19.5 26.5 9.2
Magic 87.2 101.0 47.5% 13.6 22.2 8.0
Green denotes a stat better than the team's 2012/13 average;
red denotes a stat worse than the team's 2012/13 average.

It is a cruel irony that Orlando, which has struggled with turnovers throughout the season, lost by 35 points on its home floor on a night when it controlled the ball better than it ever has under coach Jacque Vaughn. The Magic topped their season average in offensive rating despite substandard showings from the field, on the offensive glass, and at the foul line.

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