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Magic vs. Raptors: Orlando hosts slumping Toronto

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

Alan Anderson
Alan Anderson
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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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