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4-12 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 STL | 4 REB | 11 PTS | -13
Not the best game for Vucevic. The only silver lining is that he didn’t get outplayed by his counterpart Jonas Valanciunas. Vucevic did get outplayed by his teammate Kyle O’Quinn, however. O’Quinn had 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Although Vucevic is a better player than O’Quinn, he’s not the better passer. That much was obvious versus Toronto, as O’Quinn had some beautiful assists.
10-15 FG | 7-8 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 28 PTS | -14
With Arron Afflalo out (ankle), someone had to step up and assume his role as the Magic’s primary scorer. That man was Harris, who is quickly validating Orlando’s decision to make him the full-time power forward after buying out Glen Davis’ contract. Harris could do little wrong against the Raptors. He got to the rim with ease. His jump shot was falling. But it wasn’t enough.
7-15 FG | 1-3 3P | 4 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | -2
Moore was the only other Magic player, aside from Harris, that had any sort of success offensively. It seemed like Moore couldn’t miss a floater, though he didn’t have the same success with his jump shot. Nevertheless, he played one of his better games of the regular season and came two points shy of matching his career-high in points (18).
4-13 FG | 2-3 3P | 5 STL | 4 REB | 11 PTS | -22
After terrorizing the New York Knicks on Friday, Oladipo was subdued by the Raptors’ defense (a top 10 unit in the NBA). Oladipo tried time and again to score by driving to the basket, but he was constantly stonewalled by Toronto’s bigs. They made it difficult for Oladipo to convert layups, using their collective length to block or alter his attempts.
There was no bigger All-Star snub in the Eastern Conference than Kyle Lowry. He’s been the best point guard in the East and he proved it against Orlando with a scintillating offensive performance, in which he was drilling 3s and getting to the free throw line at will. Lowry finished with 28 points (7-for-13 shooting from the floor), including 17 in the third quarter.