The Orlando Magic took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter at Toronto on Tuesday, but suffered a 104-100 loss after being outscored 32-17 over the game’s final 12 minutes.
There’s no shame in losing to these Raptors, who sit atop the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 7-1 and have been as solid as anyone to this point in the season.
But with the Magic at just 2-6 through the team’s first eight games, losses like this one can be especially frustrating. Channing Frye summed this up perfectly with a great postgame quote, and included an F-bomb for some additional emphasis.
“We’re close to winning, but that’s still f—ing losing,” Frye said.
[via Orlando Pinstriped Post]