C.J. Miles

Orlando Magic fall to Toronto Raptors 117-104

Orlando Magic fall to Toronto Raptors 117-104

Frank Vogel estimates the Orlando Magic do more defensive drill work than any other team in the NBA these days.

Yet at the same time, the message just isn’t getting through well enough, or the players just can’t do what’s asked of them.

Defense remains the Magic’s Achilles’ heel.

Wednesday night offered just the latest example in a season filled with examples.

The Magic allowed the Toronto Raptors to make 54 percent of their shot attempts, and it resulted in a 117-104 loss at Amway Center.

“That’s the frustrating part: We’re putting in the work,” the coach said. “We’re game-planning. We’re preparing. The drill work that we do defensively is probably more than...