Vucevic, Ross spark Magic over Raptors

Agence France-Presse
Orlando moves one game behind Charlotte for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

STUNNED. Nikole Vucevic powers the Orlando Magic to an upset of the Toronto Raptors. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

NEW YORK, USA – Terrence Ross and Nikola Vucevic conspired to spark the  Orlando Magic to a 113-98 upset win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 24 (Monday, February 25, Philippine time). 

Ross scored a game-high 28 points while Vucevic finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Magic improved to 28-33 for 9th place in the Eastern Conference, a game behind the Charlotte Hornets for the last playoff spot. 

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Playing without star Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors fell to 44-17 and slid two games behind the Milwaukee Buckets for the best record in the NBA and the East. 

Leonard was benched to manage his workload, the Raptors said.

Jonathan Isaac added 16 points and D.J. Augustin added 12 for Orlando.

Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists for Toronto while Marc Gasol added 16 points among 6 double-figure scorers for Toronto. – Rappler.com