The Raptors pulled off an important 123-113 win over the Orlando Magic in Toronto on Tuesday, putting them headed into the All-Star Game break in the playoff picture.
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To do that, the Raptors had to come from behind as they were five points down at halftime. They succeeded above all thanks to Jakob Pöltl, who collected 30 points. He reached this plateau only for the second time this season.
Pascal Siakam also added 26 points to Nick Nurse’s squad, who returned to his place behind the bench for personal reasons after missing the last game.
Quebec’s Chris Boucher scored 13 points in 24 minutes.
In the loss, Wendell Carter Jr. contributed 26 points to the scoreboard, making him the visitors’ most productive player.
The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 27:31 record, just ahead of the Washington Wizards (26:30), who should face the Portland Trail Blazers later in the evening.
The Canadian formation will return to action on February 23 with the addition of the New Orleans Pelicans.