After a triumphant 3-1 road trip, the Orlando Magic are set to face the Toronto Raptors in an NBA in-season tournament game as they commence a six-game homestand on Tuesday night. Wrapping up their journey with a notable victory, the Magic secured a 128-116 triumph against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday in Indianapolis.
Sunday saw the Raptors clinch a 142-113 win against the Detroit Pistons, concluding a 2-2 homestand. A noteworthy achievement was the Raptors setting a team record with 44 assists in that game. On the other hand, the Magic have an even record in their first two in-season tournament games, while the Raptors have faced a loss in their sole tournament appearance thus far.
Where to watch Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
- Date: November 21, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Place: Orlando, Florida
- Venue: Amway Center
- Live stream: Fubo
- NBA League Pass
Probable lineups and injuries
Raptors: Dennis Schroder, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Saikam, Jakob Poeltl
Magic: Anthony Black, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Goga Bitadze
As for the injuries, Carter, Fultz, and Harris will not be playing for the Magic due to injuries. Besides, Koloko and Young will be stting this one out for the Raptors due to injuries.
In the previous season, the Magic and Raptors each claimed two victories in their four matchups. Despite Markelle Fultz’s absence due to left knee tendinitis, Orlando has managed to secure three consecutive victories. Paolo Banchero played a pivotal role, contributing 24 points in the game against Indiana, where the Magic held a lead of up to 40 points.
The Raptors exhibited control right from the start in their matchup against the Pistons. Notably, the team surpassed its previous franchise record for assists, which stood at 40 against the Charlotte Hornets on November 18, 2019. The Raptors’ impressive point total of 142 set a new franchise record for a home game and marked the third-highest in team history. The all-time highest total was 144 against the Sacramento Kings on January 8, 2021.
Pascal Siakam led the charge for the Raptors, scoring 23 points, while Gary Trent Jr. contributed 18 points. Scottie Barnes displayed versatility, recording 17 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists, and Dennis Schroder also chipped in with 17 points. O.G. Anunoby, making a return after a three-game absence due to a lacerated finger, had a significant impact with nine points and two steals. Coach Darko Rajakovic emphasizes Anunoby’s defensive prowess as a critical element, considering it the linchpin for a successful offensive strategy.
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