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Lowry helps Raptors beat Magic 106-103 in OT in London

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, drives forward as Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, at the O2 arena in London, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Raptors won the game 106-103. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


LONDON (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Cory Joseph added 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 106-103 in overtime Thursday night at O2 Arena.

DeMar DeRozan had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help the Raptors win their fourth straight game.

Victor Oladipo scored 27 points, and Evan Fournier had 21 for Orlando. The Magic lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Lowry made two free throws to put Toronto up 105-100 with 43 seconds left in overtime, but Oladipo answered with a 3-pointer. After Lowry missed a shot, he stole the ball from Oladipo and was fouled by Tobias Harris. Lowry made one of two, making it a three-point game.

Nikola Vucevic’s last-second shot from near halfcourt bounced off the rim.

Vucevic had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, and Harris had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Down 88-77 with 7:34 left, the Magic tied it at 96 on Oladipo’s jumper with 32.9 seconds left.

After a miss by Lowry, Oladipo had a chance to win it, but missed a 21-foot jumper with less than a second to go. A replay review gave possession to Orlando, but Jason Smith bounced a shot off the rim as the buzzer sounded, sending it to overtime.

Orlando’s Elfrid Payton came off the bench, returning after sitting out the past four games with a bruised left ankle. Forward Aaron Gordon played despite rolling his right ankle during practice Wednesday.

Before the game, and after the playing of “O Canada,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and “God Save the Queen,” Lowry and Vucevic stood at center court and briefly spoke to the crowd, thanking the fans for their support.


Raptors: The last time the Raptors visited London, back in March 2011, they lost in triple overtime to the Nets, a game where DeRozan and former Raptors center Andrea Bargnani both missed last-second shots.

Magic: Orlando came in 8-0 against Atlantic Division opponents. ... G Shabazz Napier (illness) was not available.