The Magic didn't do much right as they were pounded by Toronto, 127-110. We are now going to try…
Magic at Raptors: What Didn't Work
2. Bench play- Toronto's bench severely outplayed Orlando's en route to a 37-16 scoring advantage. The Magic really showed their need for some more depth in this contest.
3. Defense on Chris Bosh- Bosh is a great player, but he's not anywhere near as great as Orlando made him look Wednesday night. Bosh finished with 40 points and 5 rebounds, despite scoring just 5 points in the fourth quarter.
4. Defending the three- Toronto is the best three-point shooting team in the NBA, and the Magic decided to leave them open from behind the arc. The Raptors finished 11 of 20 from behind the arc for 55%.
5. Shot selection- When the Magic play defense the way they did Wednesday night, it really puts the offense in a bad situation, but Orlando took entirely too many outside shots and didn't take it to the basket against the soft frontcourt of Toronto. Orlando hit on only 9 of the 28 three-point shots they hoisted up.
6. Hedo Turkoglu- Turkoglu's cold shooting of late was even colder north of the border. Turk has shot just 27.5% (8-29) since the All-Star break.
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