The Raptors banded together and played well as a team. They needed to because they were without Chris Bosh again. They turned up the defense as they held the Magic to 37.6% shooting from the floor.
Rookie Andrea Bargnani led the way with 23 points (5 of 8 3-pointers) and 6 rebounds. TJ Ford directing the offense with 14 points and 5 assists. Morris Peterson had a decent game off the bench with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Joey Graham started in Bosh’s spot and scored 11 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. Anthony Parker added 11 points. Rasho Nesterovic had a decent game around the basket with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.
The Raptors improved to 8-14 on the season with this win.