Raptors win big over lowly Magic

Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (right) and the Magic's Nikolas Vucevic battle for the ball during the...

Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (right) and the Magic's Nikolas Vucevic battle for the ball during the first half action in Toronto on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 PM ET

TORONTO - It was sloppy, at times unwatchable, but in the end it was another win.

These Raptors don’t always make it look pretty, nor do they always play with equal intensity over four quarters.

Sunday night playing an Orlando squad that was without its top scorer in Aaron Afflalo, who was back in Orlando nursing a sprained ankle, the Raps once again eased into the game. As has become their custom of late, they started to lock in about the third quarter at which point they pulled away for an easy 105-90 win.

It has been four years since the Raptors were six games over .500 this late in the season, so it’s tough to complain, but that’s unlikely to stop head coach Dwane Casey, who has seen this too often and whose job it is to nip it in the butt before it winds up costing his team.

The 24 turnovers, which was a season high, led to 25 Orlando points is not going to sit well with Casey.


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