RaptorsHQ Rapid Recap: Orlando Magic 102 - Toronto Raptors 96

- The Toronto Raptors put on a clinic on how to blow a game tonight at the Amway Center in Orlando. Despite strong efforts in the first and third quarters, they basically stepped aside in the fourth and allowed the Magic to rally on the strength of a 16-0 run and 5-for-7 shooting from three-point range.

- Although he led the team with 28 points, it's hard to justify the 41 minutes allotted to Andrea Bargnani. He clearly burned out after two quarters and didn't have anything left for the final frame. Meanwhile, Ryan Anderson put up similar numbers to Bargs in just 30 minutes of playing time and was clearly operating with fresher legs to close this one out.

- Tip of the hat to Jose Calderon for surpassing 3,000 assists in a Raptors uniform. How do you watch a performance like tonight's and then argue that this team would be better served by Jerryd Bayless running the show?

- Dwight Howard appeared disinterested much of the game and still managed to put up 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. For all his added bulk, Amir Johnson is still no match for Superman (as you can tell by Amir's forgettable line).

- Is it possible for the Raptors to have gotten any less from the small forward position tonight? My god that was painful to watch.

- Something to watch going forward will be the continued regression of Ed Davis. It's probably too early to label it a sophomore slump - but Davis is clearly not thriving as part of the second unit.

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