Kyle Lowry paces Raptors to easy win over Magic

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry shoots against the Magic during NBA action in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan....

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry shoots against the Magic during NBA action in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:29 PM ET

TORONTO - It was the very definition of a trap game, but these Raptors are too savvy to fall for that anymore.

Not that they haven’t on a few occasions earlier this year, but a smart team learns from its mistakes and there would be no mistakes on this night.

Kyle Lowry set the tone — yes, it feels like we’re typing that just about every night now — going at this Magic squad that on paper was no match for these Raptors. But, as head coach Dwane Casey keeps reminding everyone, the games aren’t played on paper.

Lowry, coming off a stunning display of basketball in that Brooklyn game had his second consecutive 30-point game, besting the 31-point, seven-rebound, five-assist night he had against the Nets with 33, seven and 11 against the Magic in a comfortable 98-83 win.

It was the Raps fourth win in the past five games and puts them three games over .500 for the first time this season.


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