Title: Raptors turn in historically poor offensive performance in blowout loss to Magic
Date: December 28, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ historically poor offensive performance in a blowout loss to the Magic.
The Raptors shot 5 of 23 for one quarter, failed to score outside of the restricted area for nearly nine minutes of another, posted season-worst marks in offensive rating (86.5), field-goal percentage (29.5), true-shooting percentage (41.2) and posted the worst 2-point percentage in franchise history (26.2).
The Orlando Magic did some nice things in their 116-87 drubbing of the Raptors on Friday, but oftentimes games like this — a quality team getting blown out by a fun if lowly one — come down to some extreme outlier performances. This one didn’t even stay close long. The Raptors looked like they’d play to form early then completely fell apart on offence in the second quarter, couldn’t get it together in the third and never remotely mounted the threat of a comeback in the second half.
Just how extreme a performance was this for the Raptors? Well, if “the worst 2-point shooting night in 24 years of existence” doesn’t say enough, consider some other notes from Cleaning the Glass that filter out garbage time: