The Toronto Raptors have signed a third victory in as many outings at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with the Orlando Magic by a score of 109 to 99 on Wednesday night.
The Raptors have benefited from a slow start to the game from their opponent to take the lead 26 to 11 in the first quarter and then 55 to 35 at the half. The Magic had a good third quarter by scoring 33 points against 23 for the Raptors, but this was not enough to climb back up the slope.
Six players of the Raptors have scored at least 10 points. Fred VanVleet has been the leader with 21 points and four rebounds.
Torontonians will try to keep their record perfect against the Boston Celtics, that they will play against Friday. The Celtics are third in the East, just behind the Raptors.
The Lakers surprised the Thunder
Among the top favorites in Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers have not been at the height of their reputation, on Wednesday, when they lost 105 to 86 in front of the Thunder of Oklahoma City.
Sixth in the West, the Thunder has never really been threatened by the Lakers who had enjoyed a good second quarter. The rest of the meeting was to the advantage of the formation of Oklahoma City, in which five players have scored more than 10 points.
The Montreal Luguentz Sleeps has amassed 14 points and four rebounds in 31 min 46 s game. Chris Paul has been the leader in the Thunder with 21 points and seven rebounds.
On the side of the Lakers, LeBron James contributed with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Davis was limited to nine points.
In their next game, the Lakers will face the Rockets in Houston.
The Jazz resists in the face of the Grizzlies
After having lost its last two games in Orlando, the Utah Jazz has returned to winning ways by defeating the Grizzlies in Memphis by a score of 124 to 115. The Jazz, however, had some cold sweats in the face of the Grizzlies, who have lost four of their matches since the resumption.
In before 64 to 55 after a half, Jazz has seen his opponents get closer to 89 to 88 in the third quarter. The training of Utah was finally able to regain the ascendancy in the last engagement, that she has led 35 to 27.
Rudy Gobert has had a game for the Jazz in totaling 21 points and 15 rebounds. Joe Ingles and Mike Conley have also played important roles in the victory by scoring respectively 25 and 23 points.
In the heart of the struggle in the Western conference, the Jazz will face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in its next game.
A victory for the 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers have scored five points without reply in the last minute of the game to ensure the victory against the Washington Wizards, they have been defeated by 107 to 98.
The Wizards have lost their fourth meeting in Orlando. On the side of the 76ers, the win allows them to be closer to the Indiana Pacers and the fifth place in the East.
Joel Embiid has been the leader on the side of the 76ers, amassing 30 points and 11 rebounds. For the Wizards, Thomas Bryant, and Jerome Robinson were each awarded 19 points.