Jakob Poetl scores 30 in Toronto Raptors’ win

Raptors vs Magic recap for Tuesday, February 14th, 2023. The Magic (now 24-35 this season) lost to the Raptors, who are now 28-31. Jakob Poetl was huge in the win.

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Raptors vs Magic Recap: NBA February 14th, 2023

The Toronto Raptors recently traded for a new center, Jakob Poetl. The trade paid dividends on Tuesday as they hosted the Orlando Magic. The Raptors, who might make a push to make the playoffs, won the game in a contest that was not close as time expired.

They put up a double-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 10 points in a game where they were favored by -6.5 points. The final score was Orlando 113, and Toronto 123 as the Raptors continued their decent form over the last couple of weeks.

Toronto Raptors: Recent Form Alert

  • Toronto Raptors were 20-27 (January 21st, 2023)
  • Following Tuesday’s game, they are 28-31
  • Toronto is 8-4 in their last 12 games

Magic @ Raptors Tuesday: Jakob Poetl scores 30

With the loss, the Magic are now 24-35 overall on the season. Losses in games where they might reasonably expect to be competitive are starting to get big for this team. They are heading into the All-Star break 11 games under .500 and will have a really tough time getting into the play-in tournament. Their high scorer on Tuesday was Wendell Carter Jr., who had 26 points in the loss.

Meanwhile, the Raptors improved to 28-31 with the 10-point victory. The top scorer in the game was Jakob Poetl, a player they traded for last week with the San Antonio Spurs. He had an impressive 30 points in the contest and a monstrous six blocks. Poetl also led the game on point differential at +18.

They forgot to mention his blocks.

The Raptors continue to separate themselves from Orlando in the standings. Furthermore, Toronto has generally separated itself from teams like Indiana and Chicago lately too. What has resulted is a team that now looks like it could be heading toward the play-in tournament. Toronto heads to the All-Star break with a 28-31 record. Their next game with not take place until the 23rd when they play New Orleans.

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