KEY RUN Leading 89-79 with 7:26 left in the fourth quarter, Toronto put the game out of reach with an 11-2 run to extend the lead to 19 points with just under five minutes to play … The Raptors led by double digits the entire fourth quarter …
Pascal Siakam led all scorers with nine points in the final period. KEY STAT The Raptors shot .523 (45-for-86) from the field, while holding Orlando to .385 (35-for-91) shooting from the floor…
Toronto held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting for the sixth time this season.
• With the victory, Toronto improves to 10-4 this season and a perfect 6-0 at home … The Raptors are one of four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season.
• Toronto has now won eight of the past 10 regular-season meetings with Orlando, including the last three contests at Scotiabank Arena.
• The Raptors outscored Orlando 68-40 in the paint.
• Fred VanVleet finished with game highs of 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes … VanVleet posted his fifth 20-point game of the season; something he did five times in 64 contests last season.
• Pascal Siakam registered his sixth double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes.
• Terence Davis ll scored a career-high 19 points in 27 minutes off the bench … Davis has now scored in double figures in four of the last six games; averaging 11.7 points during this stretch. • The Raptors had five players score double figures – VanVleet (24), Davis ll (19), Siakam (18), Norman Powell (15) and Chris Boucher (14) … Boucher added 11 rebounds for his second double-double.
• With the loss, Orlando falls to 6-8 on the season and 0-5 on the road … The defeat ends the Magic’s three-game win streak … Orlando and Oklahoma City are the only two teams in the NBA without a victory on the road this season.
• Evan Fournier recorded his third straight 20-point game, and fifth this season, with a team-high 21 points in 28 minutes … Fournier is averaging 24.0 points over the last three games.
• Jonathan Isaac recorded 16 points and tied a career-high 13 rebounds in 34 minutes … Isaac posted his sixth career double-double and third this season.
• The Magic had five players score in double digits – Fournier (21), Isaac (16), Terrence Ross (14), Markelle Fultz (12) and Khem Birch (12) … Birch’s 12 points were one shy of a career high. • Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic both sustained right ankle sprains in the first half and did not play in the second half.
GAME #14 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-4) vs. ORLANDO MAGIC (6-7) WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO
RAPTORS NOTES • The Toronto Raptors look to extend their unbeaten streak at home Wednesday night when they welcome the Orlando Magic to Scotiabank Arena for the second time this season. The Raptors are one of four NBA teams to remain undefeated at home, joining Boston (5-0), Miami (5-0) and Philadelphia (4-0).
• Toronto has won seven of the last nine games vs. the Orlando, including the first meeting this season. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Marc Gasol recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the last game against the Magic on Oct. 28.
• The Raptors set a franchise record with 40 assists on 50 made field goals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. The previous record was 39 assists set Dec. 15, 1997 vs. Indiana. Marc Gasol led Toronto with a season-high nine assists Monday against the Hornets. Gasol has now registered five or more assists four times this season.
• Toronto outscored the Hornets 20-5 on the fast-break Monday night. Toronto is the only NBA team that has scored as many or more fast-break points than their opponent in every game they have played this season. The Raptors currently lead the NBA averaging 21.5 fast-break points through 13 games.
• The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.407). Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor five times this season.
• OG Anunoby recorded a career-high 24 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) and five rebounds Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. Anunoby scored 20+ points for the sixth time in his career and second time this season. The Raptors are a perfect 6-0 all-time when Anunoby scores at least 20 points
. • The Raptors lead the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.405) and rank third in total three-pointers made (192) – behind only Houston (221) and New Orleans (196). Toronto also rank second in the league – behind the Rockets (39.6%) – in percentage of points from three-point field goals (39.1%). The Raptors made a season-high 20 threes Monday against the Hornets – it marked just the fourth time in franchise history Toronto made 20+ three-pointers in a single game.
• Terence Davis II recorded career highs of 16 points and seven assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. Davis has scored in double figures in three of the last five games (Nov. 10-18), averaging 10.2 points during this span. He ranks third among rookies in +/- rating (+43) and fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.464).
• Pascal Siakam has scored 30+ points in five of his 13 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of his first two NBA seasons. Siakam finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte.
• Fred VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last nine games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 18). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 74 assists compared to just 19 turnovers.
• Matt Thomas scored six points (2-4 3PT) Monday vs. Charlotte. Thomas currently ranks second in the NBA with a .565 (13-for-23) three-point shooting percentage. Thomas has made multiple threes in five games this season, including three times in his last four outings (Nov. 11-18).
F – OG ANUNOBY #3 MIN: 29.9 REB: 5.5 AST: 1.7 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.1 PTS: 12.4
• Record career-best 24 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) and five rebounds in 27 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has scored 10 or more points seven times, including two 20-point performances. • Ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.532); has made three or more threes four times.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43 MIN: 36.9 REB: 8.6 AST: 4.2 STL: 0.8 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 25.7
• Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season. • Ranked 10th in the NBA in scoring (25.7) and fourth in minutes per game (36.9).
C – MARC GASOL #33 MIN: 28.1 REB: 6.9 AST: 3.0 STL: 0.3 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.5
• Contributed five points, eight rebounds and a team-high nine assists in 29 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.
• Recorded 17 points and a career–high six assists in 25 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 29.6 minutes in five games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in five of the last six games (Nov. 8-18); averaging 15.3 points during this stretch.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23 MIN: 37.9 REB: 4.2 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.8 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.2 PTS: 17.2
• Recorded 11 points, eight assists, four rebounds and tied a career high with four steals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has recorded at least five assists in all 13 games this season – the longest streak of his career. • Tied for seventh in the NBA in assists (7.6) and second in minutes per game (37.9).
INJURY REPORT Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – Out. Stanley Johnson (Left groin stress reaction) – Out. Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out. Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) – Out .
LAST TIME VS. ORLANDO
GAME 4 – OCT., 2019 TORONTO 104, ORLANDO 95 TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors withstood a late rally to beat the Magic 104-95 for their third win in four games to start the year … Marc Gasol had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 14 and OG Anunoby added 12 as the Raptors won for the 10th time in 15 regular-season meetings with Orlando … Jonathan Isaac scored a career-high 24 points, Evan Fournier had 18 and Markelle Fultz 13 for the Magic, who have lost two straight … Isaac and Fultz combined to shoot 13 for 21, but the rest of the Magic went 21 for 68 … Orlando center Nikola Vucevic finished 1 for 13 and scored five points in 25 minutes … He did not play in the fourth … The Magic trailed 81-67 after VanVleet’s three-point play to begin the final quarter, but Terrence Ross’ 3-pointer with 4:18 to play capped a 13-0 run that gave Orlando an 89-87 lead, its first since being up 9-7 … After a timeout, Siakam halted the run with a three-point play … Fultz replied with a reverse layup but Lowry hit a 3, then made a pair of free throws to put Toronto ahead 95-91 with 2:35 to go … Lowry was later fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three at the line.
Orlando Magic (6-7) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-4) Game #14 – Road Game #5 Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. ET .
MAGIC PROBABLE STARTERS:
Position # Player Ht. Wt. Comments
Forward 1 Jonathan Isaac 6-10 210 2019-20: 12.1 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 1.6 apg., 2.82 blkpg., 1.27 stlpg.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring once…Scored in double figures eight times and 20+ points twice, including a career-high 24 points on Oct. 28 @ Toronto…Had two double-doubles.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice, in rebounding once and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 11 times and 20+ points twice, including a season-high 23 points on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Had two doubledoubles.
Center 9 Nikola Vučević 7-0 260 2019-20: 18.2 ppg., 12.1 rpg., 3.4 apg., 1.08 blkpg.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 12 times, 20+ points six times and 30+ points once, including a season-high 30 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Had teamhigh ten double-doubles.
Led (or tied) the team in assists four times…Scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 19 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington.
Nov. 20 @ Toronto: Orlando is 39-47 all-time vs. Toronto (21-19 at home, 18-26 on the road, 0-1 at London) during regular season action, including 0-1 this season (see recap below)…The teams split 2-2 last season…The Magic are 5-5 in postseason play against the Raptors (4-1 in 2008 First Round; 1-4 in 2019 First Round)…The Magic have lost10 of the last 15 regular season meetings with the Raptors and 20 of the last 26 overall…Orlando has lost ten of the last 13 meetings at home (including one at London) and 11 of the last 13 at Toronto…D.J. Augustin appeared in10 games with Toronto during the 2013-14 season…Khem Birch is a native of Montreal and is a member of the Canadian Men’s National Team…Terrence Ross was originally selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Toronto and spent his first four-plus NBA seasons (2012-17, 363 games) with the Raptors before being traded to Orlando on Feb. 14, 2017…President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman spent four seasons (2013-17) with Toronto, including his final season as General Manager in 2016-17…Assistant Coach Tyrone Corbin played in 15 games with the Raptors during his final NBA season in 2000-01…For last season’s stats vs. Toronto, see p. 312 of the media guide…
Oct. 28 @ Toronto – Raptors 104, Magic 95: Kyle Lowry led five Raptors in double figures with 26 points, as Toronto defeated Orlando, 104-95, at Scotiabank Arena. Pascal Siakam tallied 24 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, while Fred VanVleet added 14 points. Jonathan Isaac led the Magic with a career-high 24 points, while Evan Fournier netted 18 points. Both teams struggled shooting from the floor – Toronto shot 38.8 percent, while Orlando shot 38.2 percent. Toronto led 31-22 after the first quarter and by as many as 14 points. The Magic would not give up and fought back during the fourth quarter. Terrence Ross nailed a three-pointer with 4:18 left in the game, capping off a 13-0 run and giving Orlando an 89-87 lead. However, the Raptors would respond later with a 10-2 spurt and put the game out of reach. BEST ALL-TIME SCORING PERFORMANCE VS. RAPTORS: 39 pts., Dwight Howard (@ Toronto, 1-4-09) BEST ALL-TIME SCORING PERFORMANCE VS. MAGIC: 41 pts., Chris Bosh (@ Toronto, 2-7-07)
HOMELAND… Orlando is 6-3 this season at the Amway Center…The Magic were 25-16 last season at home (including two wins Dec. 13-15 in Mexico City)…The 25 home wins were the most in a season for Orlando since 2010-11, where they went 29-12…Orlando has gone 178-189 (.485) at the Amway Center since it opened in 2010-11…The Magic closed Amway Arena after 2009-10 with an all-time record of 535309 (.634) in that building.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Orlando is 0-4 this season away from home…The Magic were 17-24 last season on the road…The 17 road wins were the most since 2010-11 (23-18 record).
ROAD RULES During the 2019-20 season, the Orlando Magic will travel a total of 41,832 miles.
Last season, the Orlando Magic won four consecutive road games from Feb. 9-24, 2019…It marked the first time since Jan. 8-16, 2012 that the Magic had won four straight road games…The last time the Orlando Magic won five consecutive road games was Mar. 1-22, 2010.
OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR… The Orlando Magic are averaging 102.2 ppg. (1,329 points) this season, recorded 100+ points six times (4-2 record), 110+ points four times (4-0 record), and 120+ points once (1-0 record), including a season-high 125 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic averaged 107.3 ppg. (8,800 points), scored 100+ points 57 times (38-19 record), 110+ points 36 times (25-11 record) and 120+ points 13 times (11-2 record).
The Orlando Magic are shooting .426 (487-1,143) from the floor this season…Last season, the Magic shot .454 (3,316-7,307) from the floor and shot 50 percent or better 19 times (14-5 record)…Since the 2008-09 campaign, Orlando is 140-41 (.773) when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
THREE’S COMPANY… The Orlando Magic have made at least one 3-point field goal in 997 consecutive games, dating all the way back to Mar. 17, 2007 (last game without a 3-pointer: Mar. 14, 2007 vs. Utah, 0-for-9)…It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the NBA…The Phoenix Suns have connected on at least one 3-pointer in 1,234 games dating back from Mar. 29, 2004, the longest streak in NBA history…The last time an NBA team did not make a 3-pointer was Feb. 5, 2016, when Miami went 0-for-9 @ Charlotte.
The Orlando Magic are shooting .305 (124-407) from 3-point range this season and have made 10+ 3-pointers seven times (4-3 record), including a season-high 15 3-pointers on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana and Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic shot .356 (937-2,633) from 3-point range, which ranked 11th in the NBA, and made 10+ 3-pointers 63 times (37-26 record).
Last season, the Magic broke the team records for most 3-pointers made and attempted in single season, which were both set in 2017-18, shooting 844-of-2,405.
MAGIC TRICKS – FROM WAY DOWNTOWN On Nov. 1 vs. Milwaukee, the Magic (37) and Bucks (47) combined for 84 3-point attempts, breaking the franchise record for most 3-point attempts by two teams combined in a single game…The old record was 72, set on Jan. 6, 2017 vs. Houston.
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE… The Orlando Magic are shooting .799 (231-289) from the free throw line this season, which ranks seventh in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Last season, the Magic shot a team-record .782 (1,231-1,575) from the free throw line, which ranked 12th in the NBA…The previous team record for highest free throw percentage in a season was .777 (1,616-2,079), set during the 2002-03 campaign.
NOTHING’S FOR FREE On Nov. 10 vs. Indiana, the Magic (6) and Pacers (5) combined for 11 free throw attempts, breaking the NBA record for fewest free throw attempts by two teams combined in a single game…The old NBA record was 12, set on Mar. 28, 1980 by the L.A. Lakers (3) and San Diego (9).
QUARTERLY REPORT… The Orlando Magic scored 30+ points during a quarter 11 times this season, including a season-high 37 points during the fourth quarter on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic had 30+ points in a quarter 113 times…The most points ever scored in any quarter in franchise history is 49, set on Feb. 20, 1995 @ Milwaukee (third quarter).
BALANCING ACT… The Orlando Magic had five-or-more players score in double figures ten times this season (4-6 record), had six-plus players score in double figures five times (3-2 record) and a season-high seven players with 10+ points twice (2-0 record) on Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia and Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio…Last season, the Magic had five-or-more players scored in double figures 48 times (29-19 record), had six-or-more players score in double figures 23 times (15-8 record) and a season-high seven players score 10+ six times (4-2 record)…Orlando has had a team-record eight players score 10+ points seven times in franchise history.
SPREADING IT OUT On both Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia and Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio, Orlando had seven players score in double figures…The last time the Magic had seven-or-more players score in double figures in consecutive games was Jan. 31, 2018 vs. L.A. Lakers and Feb. 3, 2018 vs. Washington.
THIS SPACE IS RESERVED… The Orlando Magic reserves are averaging 31.6 ppg. (411 points) this season…Orlando’s bench has outscored (or tied) the opposition’s four times (2-2 record)…Last season, the Magic averaged 35.9 ppg. (2,940 points), scored 40+ points 31 times (20-11 record) and outscored (or tied) their opponent’s reserves 41 times (26-15 record)…The most points scored off the bench in team history is 85, done on Mar. 26, 1995 vs. Golden State.
DISHING IT OUT… The Orlando Magic are averaging 22.5 apg. (293 assists) this season and have dished out 20+ assists 11 times (6-5 record), including a season-high 27 assists on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana and Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia…Last season, the Magic averaged 25.5 apg. (2,095 assists), which ranked 12th in the NBA, dished out 20+ assists 75 times (42-33 record) and 30+ assists 14 times (10-4 record).
HANDLE WITH CARE… The Orlando Magic are averaging 13.0 topg. (169 turnovers) this season, which ranks second in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando is allowing 16.00 ppg. off its turnovers (208 points), which ranks fifth in the league…Last season, the Magic averaged 13.2 topg. (1,082 turnovers), which ranked fifth in the NBA, and allowed 14.71 ppg. off its turnovers (1,206 points), which ranked third in the league.
The Orlando Magic have an assists-to-turnover ratio of 1.73 (293/169) this season, which ranks eighth in the NBA…Last season, the Magic had an assists-to-turnover ratio of 1.94 (2,095/1,082), which ranked fifth in the NBA.
MUST GET DEFENSIVE… The Orlando Magic are allowing 101.5 ppg. (1,320 points) this season, which ranks third in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando has held its opponent to under 100 points five times (4-1 record) and under 90 points three times (3-0 record), including a season-low 83 points on Oct. 30 vs. New York…Last season, the Magic allowed 106.6 ppg. (8,742 points), which ranked fifth in the NBA, and held their opponents to under 100 points 22 times (19-3 record).
The Orlando Magic are allowing opponents to shoot .441 (498-1,129) from the floor this season, which ranks tenth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando has held its opponents under 50 percent nine times (5-4 record) and under 40 percent five times (3-2 record), including a season-low .370 (27-73) on Nov. 2 vs. Denver…Last season, the Magic allowed the opposition to shoot .456 (3,274-7,185) from the floor, which ranked 11th in the NBA, held their opponents under 50 percent 63 times (36-27 record) and under 40 percent nine times (9-0 record).
The Magic are also holding the opposition to .344 (144-419) from three-point range, which ranks 12th in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Last season, the Magic held the opposition to .347 (858-2,475) from three-point range, which ranked tenth in the league.
Orlando is allowing 42.62 points in the paint per game (554 points), which ranks fourth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), and 12.08 fast break points per game (157 points), which ranks sixth in the league…Last season, the Magic allowed 47.24 points in the paint per game (3,874 points), which ranked eighth in the NBA, and 12.71 fast break points per game (1,042 points), which ranked ninth in the league.
ON THE REBOUND… The Orlando Magic are averaging 47.5 rpg. (617 rebounds) this season, which is tied for fifth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…The Magic are averaging 11.15 orpg. (145 offensive rebounds), which is tied for seventh in the NBA, and 36.31 drpg. (472 defensive rebounds), which ranks tenth in the league…Last season, the Magic averaged 45.4 rpg. (3,724 rebounds).
Orlando currently has an offensive rebound percentage of .233 (145 off. rebounds/476 opponent def. rebounds/621 possible off. rebounds), which ranks 12th in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), a defensive rebound percentage of .810 (472 def. rebounds/111 opponent off. rebounds/583 total possible def. rebounds), which ranks third in the NBA, and a total rebound percentage of .522 (.233 off. rebound percentage + .810 def. rebound percentage / 2), which ranks fourth in the league…The Magic are also giving up 11.85 second chance points per game (154 second chance points), which ranks sixth in the NBA…Last season, the Magic had a defensive rebound percentage of .797, which ranked third in the league, a total rebound percentage of .508, which ranked eighth in the NBA, and gave up 10.99 second chance points per game (901 second chance points), which led the NBA.
BEEN CAUGHT STEALING… The Orlando Magic are averaging 7.77 stlpg. (101 steals) this season…The Magic have recorded 10+ steals three times (2-1 record), including a season-high 14 steals on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Last season, the Magic averaged 6.62 stlpg. (543 steals).
Orlando also has a steals-to-turnover ratio of 0.60 (101/169), which ranks third in the league.
BLOCK PARTY… The Orlando Magic are averaging 6.31 blkpg. (82 blocked shots) this season, which ranks second in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…The Magic have recorded 10+ blocked shots three times (1-2 record), including a season-high 12 blocks on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana…Last season, the Magic averaged 5.43 blkpg. (445 blocked shots), which ranked sixth in the NBA.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK …On both Nov. 6 @ Dallas and Nov. 8 vs. Indiana, the Orlando Magic had 10 blocked shots…The Magic then recorded a season-high 12 blocks on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana…It marks the first time in franchise history that the Magic have recorded 10+ blocked shots in three consecutive games…The last time an NBA team had four straight games with 10+ blocks was Milwaukee, Jan. 5-11, 2013…The NBA record is seven consecutive games, set by Washington, Jan. 5-14, 1986.
SELLING “STOCKS” (STEALS/BLOCKS) On Nov. 6 @ Dallas, the Orlando Magic tallied 14 steals and 10 blocked shots…The following game, Nov. 8 vs. Memphis, they recorded 10 steals and 10 blocks…It marks the first time in franchise history that the Magic have recorded 10+ steals and 10+ blocked shots in consecutive games.
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK… On Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio, Orlando rallied from a 16-point deficit and defeated San Antonio, 111-109, marking their largest comeback victory of the season…The largest overall comeback ever in Orlando Magic history is 25 points, set back on Nov. 8, 1989 @ Cleveland…Here’s a look at the biggest comebacks in Orlando Magic history:
DATE/OPPONENT DEFICIT OVERCOME TO WIN Nov. 8, 1989 @ Cleveland 25 Mar. 3, 2011 @ Miami 24 Nov. 21, 2014 @ Charlotte 23 Apr. 21, 1996 @ Charlotte 23 Dec. 8, 2003 vs. Phoenix 22
VOOCH SEEING DOUBLE… Nikola Vučević has recorded a team-high ten double-doubles this season, which is tied for fourth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), and now has 295 double-doubles during his NBA career…Last season, he had a team-high and career-high 60 double-doubles, which ranked third in the NBA…Vučević recorded his 200th career NBA double-double on Nov. 5, 2017 vs. Boston.
Nikola Vučević stands second in Orlando Magic history with 293 double-doubles…On Oct. 30, 2018 vs. Sacramento, he passed Shaquille O’Neal (226) for second all-time.
PLAYER DOUBLE-DOUBLES Dwight Howard 457 NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ 293 Shaquille O’Neal 226 Horace Grant/Scott Skiles 98
Nikola Vučević has recorded 25+ double-doubles for seven consecutive seasons…That is the longest active streak in the NBA.
MAGIC TRICKS – MORE DOUBLE-DOUBLES Nikola Vučević also stands second in Orlando Magic history with 315 games with 10+ rebounds (Howard, 486), including 11 games this season (61 last season).
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(6-8) CHARLOTTE HORNETS, 96 VS. (9-4) TORONTO RAPTORS, 132
SCOTIABANK ARENA MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
TORONTO RAPTORS QUOTES NICK NURSE (HEAD COACH) On the team’s 40 assists … We did a really good job, started early. Even though there were some long possessions early in the game, I thought we kept staying with things and ended up getting good shots even late in the shot clock. Then the threes starting going in like crazy in the second half and that always helps your assist numbers. But yeah, that is awesome to see. So many guys with such big numbers and it was just kind of from start to finish really. On OG Anunoby getting hit in the eye again tonight … I wish they would catch the guy who does it once in a while. That is two games he has gotten hit in the head and nobody sees anything. He jump-started us there in the second half, I don’t know how many he made – four for sure in the third, four threes, I think, and a couple of them were dribble to the left late in clock a little bit. So those were big, I think that helped us gain a lot of momentum. It was good to see, I didn’t think that he played that great in Dallas off the little time off and he was medium in the first half even I thought tonight. So it was good to see him get a boost of confidence there and play so great in the second half. How much of that is OG’s confidence? Yeah, I think it’s confidence, it’s just part of getting out there a little bit. I think … you can remember all those times he’d catch it and always pump fake it and they’d stay close and short on him, so he would still be able to take it again. He has just kind of worked that out of his game for the most part where he is feet are ready and that’s a tribute to him to working on getting his feet and his hands (ready). I always say you have to have your feet ready, your hands ready and in between your ears ready to shoot. He has worked on all of that. On the team’s rebounding… We did talk about it a couple of times today. We said that we thought we had been trying really hard and battling on the glass and coming up a little short on the numbers some games. I said let’s keep the same battle but let’s win the rebound battle tonight. I wasn’t faulting the effort or the attempts to block out or any of those things, the ball was a little tricky a few times in a couple of games and tonight it wasn’t. Tonight we really did a good job chasing it down but it was on our board as a focus. Win the rebound battle and we win the game is kind of what we were saying going into tonight, so they did a good job taking that from the board to the floor. TERENCE DAVIS II (16 points, seven assists) On setting a career high in points… I just wanted to show that I can play in this league, bring energy. These guys handle their business on and off the court, so this is a great organization to be part of. Why was the ball moving so well tonight? That’s just how we play. Our game is based on next action and anytime you get the ball moving that means the defence is moving. That’s how we play and these guys are champions and it works. RONDAE HOLLIS-JEFFERSON (15 points, eight rebounds) On putting a focus on rebounding tonight… It’s big. We got outrebounded last game, so just trying to come out, get my hands on any loose balls and rebound that I can was big for me. As a rebounder, how much is it wanting the ball? It’s a mix of everything. Wanting the ball, being in the right place, going to get it, believing that your teammates will box out along with yourself. It’s a lot of variables with rebounding. For the most part you have to have that will to go get it. How scary is it to see OG get hit in the eye again? We were just joking about that on the bench towards the end of the game, “you are going to have to wear the Bane mask pretty soon just to keep people out of your eyes.” He laughed. It’s definitely scary to see, it’s part of the game, you never know what can happen. You just want to play basketball at the end of the day.
OG ANUNOBY (24 points, five rebounds) Are you going to start wearing the mask pretty soon? I may try it out tomorrow at practice. We’ll see. On experimenting with wearing goggles during warm up in Dallas… I just needed more time. I’ve got wear them for practice first and then see how it goes. How comfortable are you shooting threes? How much more comfortable? I work on it every day, so each day I get more comfortable with it.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS QUOTES JAMES BORREGO (HEAD COACH) On the difference in the second half … I think OG’s (Anunoby) threes made a huge difference. He made some tough shots off the bounce. He hit, I think, three of his threes … off the bounce. Then we couldn’t find any traction offensively, and then we turned it over. So it was a combination of them making shots, making threes, us turning it over and not running good offence, not making shots which led to their easy baskets going the other way in transition. Anything you are able to take from tonight… What I’ll take from tonight is the aggressive team always wins, nine out of ten times the aggressive team always wins. I think overall Toronto was the more aggressive, more physical team tonight. BISMACK BIYOMBO (13 points, two blocks) On the Raptors second half … They got more aggressive in the second half, and I think the way started the third quarter gave them some confidence. Obviously we are coming off of two great games. We’ve got to learn from this one. They are a great team, they are champions for a reason. We’ve got to learn from it and be prepared for the next game. At the same time it’s a learning process for some of our young guys. We’ve got to continue to grow and improve and look forward to Brooklyn. On moving past a tough game… To be honest, we are not even concerned about that. We’re taking it a game at a time. We focus on one game. Obviously this is over now. You watch film, you grow and tomorrow we go back to the gym, we start studying Brooklyn. I think at the same time the NBA has so many games. You play one the day after tomorrow and then you play another one. You have got to catch up fast and I think that is the goal is for us. Focus on the next one and as our young guys continue to grow we are enjoying the process. We know what we want to be and we are definitely working towards the right direction and we are going to continue to work and improve every single day. MARVIN WILLIAMS (14 points, two blocks) What did Toronto do in the third quarter to change the game? I think they came out and asserted themselves. They imposed their will on us and we were never able to recover. Give those guys credit. It’s a really good team. Obviously they are down a few men. They’ve been through the battles and they know what it takes to win a basketball game. We’ve done well this far, but we are still learning. We will learn from this situation for the next time. How do you have a short memory and come out against Brooklyn and be ready? I think the biggest thing about an NBA season is that some nights you’re going to have nights like this and obviously you want to limit those nights. You can’t dwell too hard on them. We have a lot of games coming up. Obviously you don’t want to play like that. I’m sure we’ll watch film tomorrow and clean up some of the things we did wrong and focus on the next game. You’re disappointed because you want to play better, especially against the better teams in the league, you can’t dwell on it for too long because we’ve got to keep looking forward.
FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 132, CHARLOTTE HORNETS 96 DATE: November 18, 2019 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
Tonight marked Toronto’s 242nd consecutive sellout (including playoffs) dating back to Nov. 11, 2014 – the longest streak in franchise history.
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS Charlotte 96 6-8 Williams – 14/ Batum – 6/ Graham – 6 Toronto 132 9-4 Anunoby – 24/Boucher – 11/ Gasol – 9
Leading 71-61 with 7:53 remaining in third, Toronto went on a 13-3 run to push the lead to 20 with 5:40 left in the quarter … The Raptors outscored Charlotte 32-18 in the third period … Toronto’s largest lead of the night was 38 points midway through the fourth quarter.
The Raptors recorded a franchise-record 40 assists on 50 made field goals … The previous record was 39 assists set Dec. 15, 1997 vs. Indiana … Marc Gasol led Toronto with a season-best nine assists. RAPTORS NOTES: • With the victory, Toronto improves to 9-4 this season and a perfect 5-0 at home … The Raptors are one of five teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season. • Toronto has now won six of the last eight meetings with Charlotte. • The Raptors outscored Charlotte 58-30 in the paint and 20-5 on the fast-break. • Toronto made a season-high 20 three-point field goals – one shy of the franchise record … Tonight marked the fourth time in team history the Raptors made 20+ threes in a single game. • The Raptors shot .515 (50-97) from the field, including .465 (20-43) from beyond the arc. • Toronto out rebounded the Hornets 53-37 and matched a season high with 16 offensive rebounds. • OG Anunoby scored a career-high 24 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) in 27 minutes of action … Anunoby scored 20+ points for the sixth time in his career and second time this season. • Terence Davis ll set career highs with 16 points (5-7 3PT, 4-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) and seven assists in 21 minutes of the bench … Davis scored in double figures for the third time in the last five games. • Chris Boucher posted his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes. • The Raptors had seven players score double figures – Anunoby (24), Pascal Siakam (20), Norman Powell (17), Davis ll (16), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (15), Fred VanVleet (11) and Boucher (11). • Dewan Hernandez and Oshae Brissett both made their NBA debut tonight vs. Charlotte.
HORNETS NOTES: • With the loss, Charlotte falls to 6-8 on the season and 3-4 on the road … The defeat ends the Hornets’ two-game win streak … Charlotte continues a four-game road trip Wednesday at Brooklyn. • The Hornets had five players score in double digits – Marvin Williams (14), Miles Bridges (13),
Bismack Biyombo (13), Devonte’ Graham (11) and Terry Rozier (10).