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Raptors Prepare for the Prestige Against the Orlando Magic

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The first Toronto Raptors road game of the season takes them to the sunny environs of Orlando to face off against the Magic.

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Team Records: Tor, 1-0. Orl, 0-2.

When and Where To Watch: 7pm on Sportsnet 360

It's only the second game of the season, but are you watching closely?

The Orlando Magic are still looking for their first win of the season. The team got erased from existence against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, and then lost to the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Despite a surplus of talent - viking Nikola Vucevic, enigmatic Tobias Harris, hirsute Elfrid Payton - the Magic appear trapped in a box of their own design and will presumably be hungry to bust out.

The Raptors, meanwhile, begin their first stretch of four games in five nights tonight in Orlando. For Toronto this marks the first road game of the season. Fortunately, they've got the whole roster ready to go with Greg Stiemsma healthy again. And, if Wednesday's game against Atlanta was any indication, Coach Dwane Casey is not afraid to use his bench.

As an added degree of difficulty, the Magic will be without potential star Victor Oladipo (out with a facial fracture), and apparently Kyle O'Quinn is questionable with a sprained left ankle. Or maybe, that's what Orlando wants us to think. Look out for the turn.

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Enjoy the game, guys. Let's get some hocus pocus going in the comments. Consider it the prestige of this analogy.