TORONTO -- The Orlando Magic have enough trouble on the road as it is.
Making the trip to Ontario without their best player, Arron Afflalo, made the Magic's task Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors even more difficult.
The result - but not the primary reason for that result - was predictable. The Magic lost 105-90 to the Raptors despite an avalanche of Raptors turnovers.
The primary reason was the Magic's defense. The Raptors made 52 percent of their shots overall, including 12 of their 14 attempts in the third quarter.
"I haven't looked at the film yet, but obviously they got a little hot," point guard Jameer Nelson said. "I don't know if our defense got a little lackadaisical. I don't know because we were playing them tight and pretty tough in the first half. It just looked like some of the shots in the third quarter were a little too open."
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry scored 28 points while All-Star swingman DeMar DeRozan added 24.
Toronto turned the ball over 24 times - and still won by double-digits.
Orlando's Tobias Harris, who received his second consecutive start at power forward, scored a team-high 28 points.
The Magic now have lost 15 consecutive road games, a streak that began on Jan. 2. If the team loses Tuesday night in Washington, the Magic will match their franchise's longest road losing streak, which was set during the 2005-06 season.
"I just think for us our focus has to be a little better," Harris said.
Harris was the only Magic player who did anything of note offensively in the game's early going. His teammates made only two of their 14 shot attempts in the first quarter.
Two nights after his best game as a pro, Victor Oladipo struggled against the Raptors. The rookie scored 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting and dished out just two assists as he had four turnovers.
The Raptors' carelessness with the ball helped keep the game close early.
Toronto entered the day averaging just under 14 turnovers per game, but the Raptors gave the ball away 11 times in the first half, leading to 10 Magic points.
But despite those mistakes, the Raptors still carried a 44-41 lead into halftime. The Magic missed all six of their 3-point tries in the first half - a clear sign they missed Afflalo, their best scorer and best long-range shooter. Afflalo is averaging 19.7 points per game and has made 43.8 percent of his 3-point tries this season.
His teammates missed him Sunday.
Afflalo sprained his right ankle during Friday's double-overtime win over the New York Knicks, and he won't travel to Washington and likely won't attend Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.
The Raptors (31-25) pulled away from the Magic (17-41) in the third quarter.
In the quarter, Toronto made all five of its 3-point attempts and outscored Orlando 36-24.
Lowry did most of the damage in that stanza, scoring 17 points.
Appropriately enough, the quarter ended with Lowry swishing a stepback 3-pointer over E'Twaun Moore from 25 feet. Lowry's long-distance heave extended the Raptors' lead to 80-65 and effectively put the game out of the Magic's reach.
"It's tough when you're working hard and you just think you're playing good D and the guy hits a shot," Moore said. "But that's the NBA. We've got guys that can play, and that's the reason why they're here. You've just got to keep grinding and just stay with it."
With Toronto leading 97-82 with 3:57 to go, Oladipo fouled Lowry in 3-point territory.
Lowry made his first two free throws, then hit his third, prompting the announced crowd of 17,435 inside Air Canada Centre to stand and cheer. By hitting the 100-point plateau, the Raptors won their fans a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza.
The game's last bit of suspense had ended.