Terrence Ross has enjoyed something of a breakout year in Orlando this season. He’s logging career highs in scoring (15.1 ppg) and three-point shooting (38.3 percent) and has generally provided the Magic with the spark they need off the bench as they’ve made their long-awaited return to the playoffs after a seven-year drought.
But those numbers have gone down a bit in the first two games of the Magic’s opening-round series against his former team in Toronto as he’s averaged just over 12 points and is shooting 33 percent from downtown so far.
But Ross was aggressive early in the first half of Game 3 back in Orlando as his team looks to retake control of the series. He put up 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field overall, including this halfcourt buzzer-beater at the end of the second quarter to cut the deficit to 48-45 heading into halftime.
The Magic were able to stun the Raptors in Game 1, which continued a frustrating trend of Toronto dropping their home-openers in the postseason the past several years. They were able to bounce back in Game 2 behind a big game from Kawhi Leonard, and they now look to steal one of these two games in Orlando to put the Magic on the ropes when they head back to Toronto.