Raptors beat Magic 102-89 for fifth straight win | NBA

DICK SCANLON – Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes each scored 19 points, Pascal Siakam added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 102-89 for their fifth straight win Friday night.

Gary Trent Jr. finished with 17 points for Toronto, which utilized 21 Orlando turnovers.

Mo Bamba had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Magic, who lost their fifth straight game.

Barnes scored nine straight points to help the Raptors end the first half on a 20-4 run and take a 13-point lead.

A 3-pointer from Chuma Okeke had given Orlando their only lead of the game at 42-39 with 5:29 at halftime. Trent equalized with a 3-pointer before Siakam hit a 12-footer and got in lane for two layups while Orlando remained scoreless for more than three minutes.

VanVleet took over in the second half, hitting the first three of five 3-pointers that helped the Raptors extend their lead to 22.

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The Magic lost forward Franz Wagner to an ankle injury after just 20 seconds into the game. The 6-foot-10 rookie, who has started all 78 games, was called out for a foul on Barnes and fell backwards into the lane.

Raptors: The Raptors scored 32 points in 21 magic turnovers. … F Yuta Watanabe didn’t play because of a sore quadriceps.

Magic: G Devin Cannady, who signed a 10-day contract on Friday, scored nine points in 29 minutes. … Rookie G Jalen Suggs missed his 32nd game, the last nine with a bruised right ankle. … F. Wendell Carter Jr. sat out the fourth of the last five games with a sprained left wrist.

Raptors: Hosts the Miami Heat on Sunday night.

Magic: Host the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

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