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Orlando’s first postseason game in seven years will go down North of the border

NBA: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (42-40, 7-seed) at Toronto Raptors (58-24, 2-seed)
When: Saturday, April 13th, 5:00 PM EST
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
TV: ESPN, Fox Sports FL
Line: Toronto -8.5, O/U: 213
OUT: Orlando - Mohamed Bamba (leg), Markelle Fultz (shoulder), Timofey Mozgov (knee); Toronto - OG Anunoby (appendix), Patrick McCaw (thumb)

Orlando Toronto
108.9 (22nd) ORtg 113.1 (5th)
108.1 (8th) DRtg 107.1 (5th)
98.1 (25th) Pace 100.2 (15th)
Projected Starters
D.J. Augustin G Kyle Lowry
Evan Fournier G Danny Green
Aaron Gordon F Kawhi Leonard
Jonathan Isaac F Pascal Siakam
Nikola Vucevic C Marc Gasol



For perspective from our opponent, check out the work from our friends over at Raptors HQ. In fact, we sat down with Raptors HQ to discuss the Orlando Magic’s first round opponent earlier this week.

For a more in-depth look into Game 1, check out our site’s preview from Garrett Townsend here.

Mike Cali wrote earlier today about the importance of Terrence Ross in this series.


Courtesy of Basketball Reference, here are the box scores from Orlando’s four regular season games against Toronto:

November 20th in Orlando
December 28th in Orlando
February 24th in Toronto
April 1st in Toronto



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