Lowry scores 28 and Raptors beat Magic 105-90
- Article by: IAN HARRISON
- Associated Press
- February 23, 2014 - 8:10 PM
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 28 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors beat Orlando 105-90 Sunday night, handing the Magic their 15th straight road loss.
Terrence Ross scored 16 and Amir Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds before leaving with a sprained right ankle in the Raptors' fifth victory in six games.
Toronto improved to 12-3 in its past 15 home games and moved six games above .500 for the first time since Feb 24, 2010, when its record was also 31-25.
Tobias Harris scored 28 points and E'Twaun Moore had 16 as the Magic opened a four game trip with their fourth loss in five games. Nikola Vucevic scored 11 points and Kyle O'Quinn had 10.
Orlando has not won away from home since beating the Bulls in Chicago on Dec. 16. The Magic are within one defeat of the longest road skid in franchise history, a 16-game streak between Jan. 27 and March 21, 2006.
The Magic visit Washington on Tuesday night before continuing to Philadelphia and Miami on this road trip.
Johnson left at 5:41 of the third after rolling his ankle in a collision with Victor Oladipo. Johnson missed games on Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 with a sore right ankle, then came off the bench in Toronto's first two games following the All-Star break.
The Magic played without leading scorer Arron Afflalo, who did not travel to Toronto after spraining his right ankle in Friday's 129-121 double-overtime victory over New York. Maurice Harkless started for Orlando.
Harris had 10 points in the first quarter, but didn't score in the final 5:50 as Toronto closed the quarter on an 11-2 run to lead 19-14 after one.
Vasquez scored eight points in the second quarter and Johnson had six as the Raptors led 44-41 at halftime.
Toronto took control by making 12 of 14 field goal attempts in the third quarter. Lowry made all five of his shots to score 17 points as Toronto outscored Orlando 36-24 to take an 80-65 lead into the fourth.
NOTES: DeRozan had four assists, raising his season total to a career-high 205. ... The Raptors won despite turning the ball over 24 times to Orlando's nine. ... The Magic are 14-15 at home this season. ... Orlando has lost nine of its past 16 regular-season meetings with the Raptors. ... Toronto G Nando DeColo, acquired from San Antonio on Thursday, made his Raptors debut in the fourth quarter. ... Toronto Maple Leafs players Jonathan Bernier and Troy Bodie attended the game.
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