Nikola Vucevic inspires the Orlando Magic to victory

Orlando Magic v Denver Nuggets

The Toronto Raptors lost for the first time in eight games as Nikola Vucevic’s double-double helped the Orlando Magic to a 113-98 win.

Orlando were up 25-15 after the first quarter and pushed on, with former Raptor Terrence Ross scoring 28 in the victory.

Vucevic had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Magic won their eighth match in their last 10 to boost their play-off chances.

The New York Knicks broke an 18-game home court losing streak with a 130-118 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Knicks are cemented to the bottom of the Atlantic Division but Damyean Dotson scored 27 and made eight threes, while DeMar DeRozan had 32 points for the Spurs.

New York had not won at Madison Square Garden since December 1 when they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 136-134 in overtime.

Nikola Jokic enjoyed a double-double for the Denver Nuggets as they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 123-96.

Jokic finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who are one game behind Western Conference leaders the Golden State Warriors.

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