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I got the magic in me
Every time I touch that track it turns into gold
Everybody knows I've got the magic in me
When I hit the flow the girls come snappin' at me
Now everybody wants some presto magic
An 18-6 start is enough of an indication that the Toronto Raptors have the "magic" in them, although it took more than a few tricks up their sleeves to pull away from the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Twenty-three turnovers, including nine from Kyle Lowry, nearly cost the team a victory in a game that was projected to be more of a walk in the park than it turned out to be.
Orlando, who at least have the "magic" in their name, hope to capitalize by stealing a win on the road. On the second night of a back-to-back after an overtime outing at Madison Square Garden, the Raptors could be in a vulnerable state.
Toronto is 2-0 on the season against the Magic, including a narrow 104-100 victory at home on Remembrance Day. Lowry led the way with 19 points, while Terrence Ross chipped in 17 of his own.
This would be their 10th-straight win over Orlando if they can pull it off, but it won't be easy. Guard Evan Fournier is averaging 20.0 points in his last three games against Toronto, while Tobias Harris has a combined 51 points and 19 rebounds in his last two trips north of the border.
Big man Nikola Vucevic is averaging a career-high 18.9 points. His matchup with Jonas Valanciunas, who has four-straight games with 10 or more rebounds, will be the most intriguing of the evening.
The last time Orlando defeated the Raptors was back in March of 2012. All signs points towards win No. 19 on the season and the road to 76-6 living to see another day.
Magic isn't real, right?
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