Powell powers Raptors past Magic in ugly win

A staple of the Toronto Raptors impressive title defence this season has been their consistency. Every player that Nick Nurse has turned to this season has responded by drastically outperforming expectations and providing steady contributions on both ends of the floor.  Well, almost all of them.  Norman Powell has been consistently inconsistent throughout his five ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Raptors 90, Magic 83

TOR Raptors 90 Final Box Score 83 ORL Magic C- P. Siakam40 MIN, 10 PTS, 13 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 4-22 FG, 1-7 3FG, 1-3 FT, 1 BLK, 3 TO, 13 +/- Jonathan Isaac is one of the league’s best defenders and is uniquely suited to bother Siakam. We saw it in the first ... Read more

Gameday: Raptors @ Magic, Nov. 29

The red-hot Toronto Raptors enter Friday’s contest against the Orlando Magic on a five-game winning streak with an 8-2 record against the Eastern Conference. Let’s look into the most interesting storylines ahead of Raptors vs. Magic: Banged-up bodies Both teams enter the game with a slew of injuries, meaning both coaches will need to either ... Read more

Potential remains fluid as Raptors coast past the Magic

I’ve written about this before, but there is nothing more interesting than human potential. A species that has redefined itself over thousands of years, and transcended things that many thought were it’s natural endpoint. So naturally, players like Chris Boucher and Terence Davis II will continue to transcend our expectations. And in doing so, might ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Magic 97, Raptors 113

ORL Magic 97 Final Box Score 113 TOR Raptors B P. Siakam35 MIN, 18 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 7-18 FG, 1-4 3FG, 3-4 FT, 1 BLK, 3 TO, 6 +/- Almost immediately, you could recognize the coverages Magic head coach, Steve Clifford was throwing at Siakam. Even with a premier defender in ... Read more

Gameday: Magic @ Raptors, Nov. 20

After a disappointing loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Toronto Raptors dusted themselves off and thoroughly handled the underwhelming (but somewhat likeable) Charlotte Hornets. It was an example of the Raptors and Gasol finally making good on his offensive potential, and showing that his offensive utility exists outside of being a 5-out center. Coming into ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Magic 95, Raptors 104

ORL Magic 95 Final Box Score 104 TOR Raptors A P. Siakam36 MIN, 24 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 9-16 FG, 1-4 3FG, 5-5 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, 9 +/- It didn’t feel like he was particularly great on offense tonight, he struggled a little bit with Jonathan Isaac’s defense, and still ... Read more