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Raptors 105, Magic 90

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TORONTO -- Guard Kyle Lowry scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 105-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night for their second win in a row.

It was the 15th consecutive road loss for the Magic since a Dec. 16 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Guard DeMar DeRozan added 24 points for the Raptors (31-25), guard/forward Terrence Ross scored 16 points and guard Greivis Vasquez chipped in with 10. Raptors forward Amir Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds before leaving the game with a sprained right ankle during the third quarter.

Forward Tobias Harris led the Magic (17-41) with 28 points six rebounds and guard E'Twaun added 16 points after coming off the bench. Center Nikola Vucevic and guard Victor Oladipo added 11 points each while forward Kyle O'Quinn had 10 and guard Jameer Nelson scored nine points and added eight assists.

Lowry opened the fourth quarter by banking in a driving hook shot to give the Raptors a 17-point lead. DeRozan got the lead up to 18 on a layup with 5:27 to play and had the game under control bolstered by their 36-point third quarter.

The Raptors expanded their three-point halftime lead to 10 early in the third quarter when Ross scored six consecutive points on a layup and a free throw and a 3-point shot. Lowry's 3-pointer bumped the lead to 13. Soon after Johnson made two free throws to put the lead at 15, he limped off the court and did not return. The Magic cut the lead to eight on Moore's 3-pointer but Lowry made his fourth 3-pointer of the third quarter at the buzzer to restore the 15-point lead.

Johnson had 10 points and six rebounds in the first half to lead the Raptors to a 44-41 lead. Nelson made a step-back jumper with 6:21 to play in the half to give him 8,020 career points to move him past center Shaquille O'Neal into fourth place on the Magic's all-time scoring list.

The Raptors scored the final five points of the first quarter to take a 19-14 lead. Harris led all scorers with 10 points in the quarter and had 15 at the half.

NOTES: Magic G/F Arron Afflalo (right ankle sprain) was out against Toronto. He rolled over on the ankle Friday in a 129-121 double-overtime victory over the New York Knicks. ... Magic F Andrew Nicholson, who is from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, was present on Saturday when his No. 44 was retired by St. Bonaventure. ... The Magic shootaround was held soon after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win the Winter Olympics men's hockey gold medal. "It's awesome," Nicholson said. "It means a lot. We're known for hockey, and I'm just proud of those guys." ... G Nando De Colo, acquired in a trade on Thursday with the San Antonio Spurs, was in uniform Sunday for the first time as a Raptor. ... The Raptors won their 30th game of the season Friday in their 55th game. They did not win No. 30 last season until game No. 78.
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