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by jinshuiqian0713 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:17 am

ORLANDO, Fla. Fagner Brazil Jersey . -- After Toronto locked up its first post-season berth since 2008 last week, coach Dwane Casey cautioned the Raptors to not get complacent down the stretch with teams still vying for playoff position. Hes hoping that a nearly disastrous letdown against Orlando will send a stronger message. DeMar DeRozan had 28 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night. Toronto led by as many as 21 points before having to stave off Orlandos late charge. Trailing 96-93 with 8.9 seconds to play, the Magic had the ball and an opportunity to tie the game. But coming out of a timeout they failed to inbound the ball, turning it over on a 5-second violation. DeRozan was fouled and hit a pair of free throws to save the win. "They saw the 20-point lead and like any NBA team, they let their guard down," Casey said. "Thats a development weve got to have -- to keep the intensity, keep your foot on their neck and keep it down." Kyle Lowry added 16 points. The win was the Raptors third in a row and seventh straight over the Magic. Toronto swept the season series 3-0. "We still havent done anything yet in this league. We havent played a playoff game, we havent won a playoff series, we havent done anything, so we still have a long way to go and we understand that," DeRozan said. "Its time to take the next step, finish the season off strong, and then the next step will come after that." Nik Vucevic led the Magic with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo each added 16 points. Orlando shot 55 per cent for the game, but also had 19 turnovers that led to 19 Raptors points. DeRozan had more free-throw attempts (16) than the entire Magic team. Asked about the 27-14 discrepancy in attempts between the teams, Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn brushed it off. "Im just going to say the referees were great throughout the game. Ill leave it at that," Vaughn said. After struggling offensively for most of the second half, the Magic cut a 21-point deficit to 76-73 on a layup by Tobias Harris with 9:53 to play in the game. A driving layup by Oladipo a few possessions later tied it at 78. Orlando had a chance to take the lead, but came up empty on a pair of 3-pointers. The Raptors settled down and carved out an 87-80 cushion on a pair of free throws by DeRozan with 5:16 remaining. Harris trimmed it to 93-88 with 1:21 left, but DeRozan responded on the ensuing possession with a 3 to push it back to eight. It was 96-90 when a Toronto turnover gave the Magic the ball and some life with under a minute to play. Arron Afflalo took advantage with a 3-pointer to cut it to 96-93. Lowrys layup rolled off the side of the rim on the Raptors next touch, giving the Magic their chance to tie with 8.9 seconds remaining. But thats when Maurice Harkless failed to inbound the ball within 5 seconds. "Just good defence by Toronto, denying the basketball in," Vaughn said. "The good thing is well continue to be in those situations and well get better at accomplishing it." The Raptors led 57-38 at the half, but struggled to shake free of the Magic early on. Orlando led 20-18 in the first quarter before Toronto closed the period with a 9-2 spurt. It continued at the start of the second quarter with a 17-4 run that gave the Raptors an 18-point cushion. Valanciunas led the surge with 16 first-half points. Casey said his team needs to work on its mental approach before the playoffs. "Were still learning to put games away, (and) not make games interesting at the end," he said. "Weve got to learn to put them away so we wont be fighting so hard the last minute or two." NOTES: Vucevic recorded his 36th double-double of the season. ... Raptors F Patrick Paterson missed his 13th straight game with a right ulnar collateral sprain. ... G Greivis Vasquez returned to the game in the second half after receiving five stiches to his left cheek following a collision in the first half. Pedro Geromel Jersey . Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Pedro Geromel Brazil Jersey . In Englands first game since its worst-ever World Cup showing, Roy Hodgsons side rarely looked like scoring against unambitious opposition and the breakthrough in the friendly only came when Raheem Sterling was tripped in the penalty area. http://www.soccerbrazilonline.com/Marcelo-Grohe-Copa-America-Jersey/ . After just two league games in June, Toronto (6-4-1) will go on to play seven in July plus a friendly against Tottenham. Five of those contests are against Eastern Conference opposition, meaning valuable points in the playoff race are on the line.ARE, Sweden - Canadas Olympic champion Marielle Thompson raced to silver at a ski cross World Cup on Saturday, and remains poised to capture the overall season title. The 21-year-old from Whistler, B.C., who won gold at last months Sochi Olympics, lost out to her rival Fanny Smith of Switzerland, but still leads the womens standings with 660 points over Smith and 26-time World Cup winner Ophelie David of France. "If the overall comes I will be really happy because Ive worked really hard this year, but Fanny has too," Thompson said. "I think it will come down to the last race. It was tight out of the start today, and in the final I didnt have my best start." Swedish teenager Sandra Naeslund won the bronze. Thompson made history in 2012 when she became the first Canadian to win an individual ski cross Crystal Globe. Shes been the picture of consistency this season, winning gold in Sochi plus five World Cup podiums. Shes been in the toop five in all nine World Cup races. Alisson Brazil Jersey. Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver, B.C., finished 11th overall after being eliminated in the quarter-final stage. Danie Sundquist of Calgary was also knocked out in the quarter-finals to finish 16th. Swedens Victor Oehling Norberg won the mens race. Backed by a partisan home crowd, Oehling Norberg won every heat and grabbed 1,000 points before Jonathan Midol of France and Swiss Armin Niederer, who got 800 and 600 points, respectively. Oehling Norberg remains in the overall lead with 521 points, ahead of Swiss Alex Fiva and Andreas Matt from Austria. It was a disappointing day for Canadas men. Dave Duncan of London, Ont., who was leading the overall standings prior to Saturdays race, went out in the qualification round. Chris Del Bosco of Montreal, Calgarys Brady Leman, Mathieu Leduc of Comox, B.C., and Louis-Pierre Helie of Berthierville, Que., all failed to make the quarter-finals. ' ' '
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