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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors @ Orlando Magic

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Finishing a Florida home-and-home, the Raptors need to keep the wins flowing against a beat up Magic squad.

Orlando Magic v Toronto Raptors Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Call it adding an injury to an injury to an injury. The Toronto Raptors have been given the boot from Tampa for six games with the Super Bowl in town, taking a break from their home away from home already missing the services of OG Anunoby. It would be a down and out kind of mood if the Raptors weren’t coming off a win, as they continued the tradition of embarrassing Nikola Vucevic over the weekend by beating the Magic 115-102.

Tonight? The scene changes to Orlando against the very same team, who added to their growing pile of injuries Sunday as Aaron Gordon left with an ankle sprain. With key pieces Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz already out for the season, the 8-13 Magic obviously have a brutal stretch of games coming up — the Raptors would be wise to not let such an opportunity slip away.

Besides Anunoby being out, Toronto got some good news on their own injury report earlier today, as Norman Powell has been upgraded to available after sitting out two games with a quad injury.

Powell joining the starting lineup grants a bit more normalcy to Toronto’s starting unit, who got an outstanding 30-point performance from Pascal Siakam to earn them the victory last time out.

For more coming into tonight, check out Muad Issa’s preview from this morning. Here are the details.

Where to Watch

Sportsnet, 7 PM ET

Lineups

Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam, Aron Baynes

Orlando — Cole Anthony, James Ennis III, Evan Fournier, Chuma Okeke, Nikola Vucevic

Injuries

Toronto — Norman Powell (available - quad), OG Anunoby (out - calf), Patrick McCaw (out - knee)

Orlando — Aaron Gordon (out - ankle), Michael Carter-Williams (out - foot), Markelle Fultz (out - knee), Jonathan Isaac (out - knee), Al Farouq Aminu (out - knee)