NBA wrap: Terrence Ross helps Magic end Raptors' winning streak

Orlando claimed a 113-98 victory in Toronto and benefited from a surprising offensive performance from Terrence Ross.

Terrance Ross   -  (Getty Images)

The Raptors didn't have Kawhi Leonard on Sunday but still probably didn't expect to lose to the Magic.

Orlando claimed a 113-98 victory in Toronto and benefited from a surprising offensive performance from Terrence Ross. The 28-year-old wing totaled 28 points and nine rebounds off the bench to lead all scorers. Nikola Vucevic chipped in 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Toronto's Kyle Lowry managed 19 points and 10 assists on the night. The Raptors tried some experimental lineups, but couldn't seem to find a rhythm, even though six of its players registered double-digit scoring totals.

Toronto's seven-game winning streak came to a halt, but it remains in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. It elected to hold out Leonard against Orlando for rest and "load management."

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Meanwhile, the Magic sits in ninth place and trails the Hornets by one game for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. 

Stud of the Night

Nikola Jokic posted 22 points and 16 rebounds in Denver's dominant 123-96 win over the Clippers.

Dud of the Night

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored one point on 0-of-9 shooting in the Clippers' loss.

Highlights

DeMar Derozan converted this midrange jumper over Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson despite the foul.

Jokic's flashy passing led to a wide open look from deep for the Nuggets.

What's Next?

Kings (31-28) at Timberwolves (28-31) — Just three games separate Sacramento and Minnesota in the Western Conference playoff race. As the regular season winds down, both team will jockey for position in hopes of making a postseason appearance.