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Raptors vs. Magic Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info and more

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The Raptors look to get back on a win streak in a light work week, as they take on the semi-feisty Magic.

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

It’s still too early in the season to classify the Orlando Magic as feisty, but we’re getting close. At 9-8, the young Magic have surprised to start the season, as a host of familiar faces to Toronto (D.J. Augustin! Terry Ross!) have been on a nice run of late.

After wins against the Sixers, Lakers, and Knicks, the Magic will host the Raptors — who are looking to get a streak going of their own. Toronto is fresh off trouncing the Bulls, and will have the services of Kawhi Leonard back tonight after some more load management.

Concerning, though, is the status of Kyle Lowry, who injured his ankle in Saturday’s game and didn’t practice Monday. As of now, he’s set to be a game-time decision for Nick Nurse.

While that’s up in the air, this game will likely come down to how the Raptors’ frontcourt matches up with Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic, who are both el fuego after dropping 30-plus point games in the last week. It’ll be fun to see if Pascal Siakam can bamboozle Gordon, or if Serge Ibaka can spread the floor to frustrate Vooch.

It’ll be a matchup of styles, for sure. Let’s see how the Raptors deal, and whether the Magic can confirm feisty status.

Where to Watch:

Sportsnet One, 7 PM ET

Lineups:

Toronto - Kyle Lowry (maybe), Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka

Orlando - D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Wes Iwundu, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic

Injuries:

Toronto - Kyle Lowry (game-time decision - ankle), OG Anunoby (out - wrist), C.J. Miles (out - hip), Norman Powell (out - shoulder)

Orlando - Timofey Mozgov (out - knee)