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Game time: 7 p.m. ET
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The Orlando Magic had won a season-best four straight before running into the Toronto Raptors just over a week ago.
Not much has gone their way since.
The Magic try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Saturday night against the visiting Raptors, who look to keep rolling with a third consecutive victory in the season series.
Frustrations are surely starting to take their toll on the Magic (12-17) after being handed another tough loss Friday, 105-97 at NBA-worst Washington. Arron Afflalo scored 26 while J.J. Redick added 23 for Orlando, which was outscored 23-7 in transition and dropped to 0-4 since losing Glen Davis to a sprained left shoulder.
"We have to mix and match some lineups again and see if we can create some energy," said coach Jacque Vaughn, whose team lost five straight Nov. 6-13. "We gotta create a way to stop the opponent's ball from going in - so that's the next phase."...
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Toronto Raptors underachieving center Andrea Bargnaniremains “a lock to be moved,” a source close to the situation told Marc Steinof ESPN.One source close to the situation said Friday that Bargnani remains "a lock to be moved." That naturally depends on finding a taker for the underachieving Italian forward.Stein notes that it’s been “widely assumed” for months...
It has been widely assumed for months that the Raptors would try to package Calderon’s expiring deal with Barngani’s in hopes of landing a top-flight player in return. But the Raps have actually functioned better so far this season when Lowry — who brings an undeniable “swagger,” as coach Dwane Casey likes to say, but is also undeniably up and down with his moods — has...
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even after Saturday's 123-88 blasting of the Orlando Magic to conclude a .500 December, Toronto Raptors coach Dwayne Casey said his team hasn't turned the corner. "Not yet," said Casey, whose team is now 7-1 in its last eight games after posting its largest margin of victory on the season. "Defensively, we still have a ways to go. We'...
Stan Van Gundy still communicates with the player who was most responsible for him being successful with the Orlando Magic, and the same guy who was chiefly responsible for him being fired. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Van Gundy said he still exchanges friendly text messages with Dwight Howard.
In the interview, Van Gundy discussed Howard’s status with the Los Angeles...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points as the Toronto Raptors blew out the injury-depleted Orlando Magic 123-88 Saturday night. It was the Raptors' third consecutive victory over the Magic, who have lost five straight since Glen Davis went out with a shoulder injury. Toronto (11-20) is now 6-1 in its last seven after posting its largest margin of victory on the season...
Andrea Bargnani has been the subject of constant trade talk.
But because of the leadership shown by veteran Jose Calderon, Lowry will come off the bench whenever he gets back.
“Jose has earned the position,” Casey said before the game. “Jose has played as well as any point guard we’ve had this year so that’s where it is right now. We’ll see in the next couple of days but right now Jose is the starting point guard and has done a...
The Magic were riding high on a three-game win streak until everything seemed to come crashing down with Glen Davis falling to the court with a sprained shoulder. Four games later, and it feels like the Magic have hit rock bottom.
Orlando's top-ranked defense is fading as the team searches for a way to replace the team's emotional fulcrum. The team is struggling to replace...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida
Glen Davis suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out indefinitely when the Orlando Magic beat the Washington Wizards just over a week ago.
Orlando hasn't won since.
The Magic look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat while sending the host Wizards to a ninth straight loss Friday night.
Davis, averaging 16.0 points and 7.9 rebounds...
(10-20) vs. (12-17)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 4
Tickets: $27-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Lost 93-90 in Toronto on Dec. 21; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
Earlier tonight, Washington Wizards forward Emeka Okafor decided to welcome Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon to a special block party.Watch as Emeka blocks Ayon's dunk attempt in the second quarter of play with a one-handed denial: