After losing three in a row, the Toronto Raptors got back in the win column with a 115-102 win over the Orlando Magic.
Pascal Siakam led the way with a game-high 30 points, Kyle Lowry dished out a game-high 15 assists and Aron Baynes pulled down a game-high 16 boards to lead the way. The two teams will meet again in two days as they travel to Orlando for a rematch on Feb. 2.
If you missed any of the action, check below for live score updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout the game.
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
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Final: Raptors 115, Magic 102
9:17 p.m. - It's looking like the losing streak will end at three.
The Raptors lead 103-85 with 3:13 left in the game.
A much-needed win for a team figuring things out.
9:06 p.m. - Toronto is up 94-80 with 7:40 remaining.
Timeout on the floor.
9:00 p.m. - Again, Yuta Watanabe is making his presence felt.
On defence, he comes up with a big block on Nikola Vucevic and later knocks down a triple to put Toronto back up 11 points.
The Raptors lead 91-80 with 8:16 remaining in regulation.
8:58 p.m. - The Magic announced that Aaron Gordon will be out for the remainder of the game.
𝐈𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: Aaron Gordon suffered a left ankle injury during the third quarter against the Raptors.- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 1, 2021
Gordon is out for the remainder of the game and will undergo further evaluation.
End of Third Quarter: Raptors 84, Magic 73
8:53 p.m. - Three quarters are down, one to go.
21 points from Pascal Siakam leads the way for the Raptors, who have gotten contributions from across the board. Toronto's bench is outscoring Orlando's reserves 31-19 through three and as a team, is up to 20 assists, led by 12 from Kyle Lowry.
With one quarter remaining, the Raptors will look to hold on for a much-needed win.
8:50 p.m. - Magic forward Aaron Gordon turned his ankle, resulting in an injury timeout.
Toronto holds an 82-66 advantage with just over a minute remaining in the third.
The Raps will look to close it out over the final 13 minutes and change.
8:42 p.m. - The third frame is winding down and Toronto is still in command.
The Raptors lead 78-63 with 2:11 left in the quarter.
Pascal Siakam is up to a game-high 21 points, Kyle Lowry has seven points and a game-high 12 assists while Aron Baynes is up to a game-high 13 rebounds to go with his four points.
Aaron Gordon leads the Magic with 13 points.
8:30 p.m. - Pascal Siakam rises up for a BIG jam to give the Raptors a 16-point lead but the Magic quickly respond with a 3 on the other end.
🗣️ THAT'S A 50 @pskills43 | #NBAAllStar- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/WreTeAhHCW
Toronto leads 70-57 with 6:34 remaining in the third.
Timeout on the floor.
Halftime: Raptors 56, Magic 44
8:07 p.m. - The Raptors take what could be a 12-point lead into the halftime break, while a Kyle Lowry layup that could make it a 14-point game is under review.
Defence and ball movement has been the story of the first half as Toronto has assisted on 14 of its 20 field goals and held Orlando to just 15-for-42 (34.1%) shooting from the field. Most impressive? The Raptors have held Nikola Vucevic to three points on 1-for-9 shooting from the field.
Pascal Siakam has scored a game-high 13 points while Aaron Gordon leads Orlando with 11 points so far.
Here are some more first-half stats to digest:
7:58 p.m. - With 2:59 remaining in the first half, the Raptors lead 45-37.
Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher lead the way for Toronto with nine points apiece while Pascal Siakam is up to eight points in the game. Kyle Lowy has five points to go along with his game-high six assists.
All-Star vision @Klow7 | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/2TOItsDkSf- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier each have nine points to lead the way for the Magic.
𝟑 𝐕 𝐀 𝐍@EvanFourmizz | #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/WQrI9zJADm- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 1, 2021
7:53 p.m. - Past the midway point of the second, Toronto leads 43-32.
Just over five minutes remain until the half.
7:45 p.m. - Aaron Gordon is whistled for an offensive foul for lowering his shoulder into an unsuspecting Kyle Lowry.
After the play goes under review, officials rule it a Flagrant 1.
Lowry steps to the line to knock down both free throws and the Raptors lead 37-27 with 7:26 left in the half.
End of First Quarter: Raptors 27, Magic 15
7:35 p.m. - One quarter is in the books and the Raptors have to like what they've seen so far.
Toronto has built a 12-point lead with its defence, holding Orlando to 5-for-18 (29.4%) shooting in the first frame. Although the Raptors are 3-for-12 (25.0%) from behind the arc, the team is actually 8-for-12 (66.7%) on 2-point attempts.
The team has also assisted on seven of its 11 made field goals.
This ball movement right here 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/t2x3ImFW3C- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
7:29 p.m. - With 2:18 remaining in the first, Toronto holds a 22-13 lead.
Fred VanVleet is up to a game-high nine points while Pascal Siakam is up to six points.
The art of the mid-range @FredVanVleet | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/FHeCh6ld3g- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 1, 2021
Evan Fournier leads the way for Orlando with seven points.
7:15 p.m. - Toronto is looking good early on and Steve Clifford has signalled for the first timeout of the night.
After an early 8-0 run, the Raptors lead 10-3 less than four minutes into the first frame.
Fred VanVleet (six points) and Pascal Siakam (four points) have done all of the scoring so far.
7:12 p.m. - A jumper from Fred VanVleet gets the Raptors on the board first but Magic forward Aaron Gordon responds with a triple.
6:50 p.m. - The Magic are going with a starting unit of Cole Anthony, Evan Fournier, James Ennis III, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic.
Starters for Sunday's showdown.- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 31, 2021
🎮: https://t.co/53fYnPrO4H #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/hADcCcbG4s
6:20 p.m. - Starting for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Terence Davis, Pascal Siakam and Aron Baynes.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/uupPyeyskP- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 31, 2021
5:30 p.m. - Prior to the game, head coach Nick Nurse provided injury updates for the team. Norman Powell, OG Anunoby and Patrick McCaw remain out while Jalen Harris is on assignment with Raptors 905 in the G League Bubble.
Orlando will be without Al-Farouq Aminu, Michael Carter-Williams, Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac, Karim Mane and Chuma Okeke.
Norman Powell is out. OG, McCaw, Harris out.- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) January 31, 2021
Nick Nurse says Powell could play Tues, OG is probably a week at least.
Aminu, MCW, Fultz, Isaac, Mane, Okeke all out for Magic.
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