Raptors ride strong defence to victory in Orlando

The Toronto Raptors have prided themselves on their fourth-quarter defence all season and never before was it more evident — and more needed — than Tuesday in Orlando.

Holding the Magic to without a field goal for more than seven minutes of the final quarter, the Raptors rallied for a 93-86 victory despite subpar play for the majority of the night.

Tightening the defence with a group that included the seldom-used Lucas Nogueira and Lorenzo Brown, Toronto won going away for its ninth straight road victory to extend a franchise record.