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Tonight's Game: Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors alternate logo
vs.
Orlando Magic alternate logo
28-23 34-21
Air Canada Centre
7:00 PM
Sun Sports
Probable starters:
Jose Calderon PG Jameer Nelson
Anthony Parker SG Maurice Evans
Jamario Moon SF Hedo Turkoglu
Chris Bosh PF Rashard Lewis
Andrea Bargnani C Dwight Howard

Tonight's game marks the Raptors' first in exactly a week. The All-Star break was fairly kind to Toronto. Jason Kapono defended his Three-Point Shootout crown, and Chris Bosh started for the Eastern team for the second straight season.

Toronto is a team that concerns me because it matches up well against Orlando. Bosh is a big guy, but he doesn't exclusively play down low. Ditto for Andrea Bargnani. The point is there's no one for Dwight Howard to guard, because he's loathe to go out on the perimeter. He'll almost certainly check Bosh, but if he uses his quick first step well, he'll go directly to the basket with almost no resistance.

Speaking of Bosh: he's one of the funniest guys in the NBA. First, he imitated a used-car salesman to campaign for All-Star votes; more recently, he became Blane Harrington, an Oxford graduate, in this hilarious entry. It's appropriate that I mention Bosh's sense of humor because the Magic are a joke to him. He set a career-high of 41 points in a game against us last year, a number he has since bested in a game against the Suns.

Check out the Dinosty for a Raptors perspective.

Tipoff's at 7:00 on Sun Sports. Don't worry about missing the Suns/Lakers game, in which Shaquille O'Neal will make his Phoenix debut against his former pal, Kobe Bryant; it doesn't start until 9:00.