The Raptors were delighted as the last time they played in London in 2011, they were beaten in Triple overtime by the New Jersey Nets. Their coach Dwane Casey said: “ Credit to my team. They guarded their pick and rolls on one to ones. Cory (Joseph) came off the bench with a lot of juice. His energy this year has been unbelievable.” Joseph scored 19 points and had 4 assists.
This was Orlando Magic’s sixth straight loss and their coach Scott Skiles was not pleased about it. “They were having their way with us in the first half. In the second half we were much better. Tonight is an example of our inconsistency. You cannot put this on one individual.”
Orlando trailed for most of the game but drew level at 96-96 via Oladipo’s jumper with just 32 seconds to go. He had a chance to win with only a second of the game left, but he could not manage it and the game went into overtime. From then on the Raptors found a second win and successfully closed out the game. Oladipo said: “It is a tough loss. It really sucks, honestly. We wanted to win that game. We all really wanted to win that game." Orlando have fallen to 20-19 after a promising start to the season. The Raptors improved to 25-15.