Orlando star Tracy McGrady missed the game because of back
spasms. He is listed as day-to-day for the Magic, who have lost
The Raptors went 11-for-14 from behind the 3-point arc and had
their largest margin of victory this season.
Marshall had 13 of his 22 first-half points in the second
quarter as Toronto outscored Orlando 37-15. The Raptors scored a
season-high 63 points in the first half and led by 20 at halftime --
at that point the most points they've led by this season.
Marshall's 3-pointer and Alvin Williams' jumper gave Toronto a
29-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Raptors rookie center Chris Bosh missed the game with a sprained
left ankle and is listed as day-to-day.
Juwan Howard led Orlando with 22 points.
Toronto's Jerome Moiso, who has played little this season, had
12 rebounds and 10 points -- his second straight double-double and
the fourth of his career.
Toronto's Morris Peterson made two straight 3-pointers, and
Marshall converted a 3-point play and a layup as Toronto went on a
16-3 run early in the second quarter. The Raptors closed the half
on a 11-0 run as Marshall scored eight points.
In the previous two NBA seasons, back spasms have kept
McGrady out of nine games. He's second in the NBA in scoring,
averaging 27.1 points. He also is averaging 6.0 rebounds and 5.6
assists. ... Williams returned after missing Tuesday's game with a
sprained right ankle. ... Robert Archibald made his first NBA
start, replacing Bosh at center. ... McGrady spent three seasons in
Toronto before leaving as a free agent. ... Marshall's previous
season-high was 31 at Boston on Dec. 12.
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