Magic vs. Raptors: Orlando hosts slumping Toronto

Alan Anderson - Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto enters Thursday's game against Orlando having lost seven of its last ten games.

The Orlando Magic return home to Amway Center on Thursday for their final meeting of the season with the Toronto Raptors. Tipoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic fell to the Detroit Pistons, 105-90, in a game that wasn't really as close as the final score may have indicated. Apart from a 26-point outburst by J.J. Redick, who made his fifth start of the season, Orlando had little reason to be pleased with its effort or execution against a middling Pistons team playing in front of a sparse crowd.

Toronto's last time out: The Raptors hung tough against the Miami Heat for a while, but yielded 38 third-quarter points and eventually fell in overtime, 123-116. Alan Anderson led seven Raptors in double-figure scoring with 20 points.

The last meeting: The Raptors utterly embarrassed the Magic in Orlando's penultimate game of the 2012 calendar year, prevailing by a 123-88 final. Seven Raptors scored in double-figures and the team shot 15-of-27 from three-point distance. In a losing effort, rookie forward Andrew Nicholson scored 22 points against his hometown team.

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