Raptors win fifth straight, lose Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas grabs his right hand after being injured during the first...

Toronto Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas grabs his right hand after being injured during the first half against the Magic on Friday. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:59 AM ET

TORONTO - The Raptors made it a lot harder than it should have been, but all that matters is the end result and Friday night closed with a fifth Toronto win in a row, the first time that has happened in just shy of three years.

A J.J. Redick three rimmed out in the dying seconds, giving the Raptors a 93-90 victory over the 12-14 Magic and a 9-19 record heading into a brief holiday break.

Saying this one was ugly would be an understatement. The Raptors shot just 40.7%, but eight made threes and 19-of-21 shooting from the line were the difference.


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