Andrea Bargnani - David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
The Magic, looking for their second straight road win, visit the Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
Fresh off their first road win of the season, the Orlando Magic take on the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre in a Sunday matinée. Tipoff is set for 1:00 PM on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will go live at 11:00 AM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Injuries have robbed the Raptors of franchise point guard Kyle Lowry and starting swingman Landry Fields, leaving José Calderón and Dominic McGuire to fill in. Meanwhile, Andrea Bargnani is shooting a career-worst 35.7 percent from the field. A bright spot in the Raptors' season is the emergence of DeMar DeRozan: the fourth-year guard, who inked a long-term context extension moments before tipoff on opening night, is scoring 18.9 points per game on 52 percent True Shooting, a marked improvement over his 50.3 percent mark in 2011/12.
Sunday's game will be the second in as many days for the host Raptors, who lost on the road against the Boston Celtics, 107-89, on Saturday.
The Magic erased a 13-point deficit in their last outing to defeat the Detroit Pistons, 110-106, in a shootout. Jameer Nelson returned to Orlando's lineup, and the veteran point guard's presence helped its offense, which flailed about in his six-game absence.