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Raptors Rapid Recap: Toronto 108 Orlando 103

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How many ways can Jay Triano blow a game?

Crunch time minutes for Antoine Wright? Check.

Extended stretches featuring the horrific Jarrett Jack-Jose Calderon backcourt pairing? Check.

Calderon on the floor as part of the "defensive" lineup? Check.

But despite all of these head-scratching coaching decisions, the Raptors avoided a fourth quarter collapse to escape the Amway Arena with a 108-103 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Toronto moved to .500 with their 18th win of the season. They have won seven of their last eight and avoided a season sweep at the hands of the Orlando Magic.

Player of the Game honours go to Andrea Bargnani. Sure, he fouled out thanks to some questionable calls. But prior to his ejection, he put up 18 and eight with a couple of huge three pointers.

Calderon and Jack combined for 15 of the Raptors’ 31 assists. They’re a terrific one-two punch at the point guard position. It would just be nice if they didn’t play so many minutes together.

It was also very satisfying to see Vince Carter’s shooting woes continue. VC shot a miserable 2-7 from the field and was never a factor.

The Raptors travel to Philadelphia on Friday night to take on Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers.