The Orlando Magic have a chance to avenge an early-season defeat against the Toronto Raptors, and build another winning streak, when they host Toronto this evening at Amway Center. At 13-29, the Raptors don't figure into the East's postseason race and don't have much talent--M. Haubs of The Painted Area may have said it best on Twitter--but they nonetheless topped the Magic in November, 110-106, behind 53 combined points from center Andrea Bargnani and shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.
I discussed tonight's Magic/Raptors matchup with RaptorsHQ, SB Nation's Raptors blog, earlier today. Click through for my thoughts on former Raptor Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando's huge trades, and the game.
Because I can't help myself, here's The Basketball Jones' hilarious video of Turkoglu dancing his way out of Toronto earlier this summer. Turkoglu declined to answer questions about his Toronto tenure after this morning's shootaround.
|2010/2011 NBA Season|
|13-29 (5-17 road) |
|27-15 (16-5 home) |
|January 21st, 2011|
|Fox Sports Florida|
|Jose Calderon||PG||Jameer Nelson|
|DeMar DeRozan||SG||Jason Richardson|
|Linas Kleiza||SF||Hedo Turkoglu|
|Amir Johnson||PF||Brandon Bass|
|Andrea Bargnani||C||Dwight Howard|
|November 12th: Raptors 110, Magic 106|
|2010/11 Advanced Stats|
|94.0 (8th)||Pace||92.1 (17th)|
|106.5 (16th)||ORtg||107.7 (13th)|
|111.1 (26th)||DRtg||102.3 (4th)|