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(12-13) vs. (8-19)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Raptors by 3.5
Tickets: $7-$292 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Tonight in Toronto; Dec. 29 in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
1) Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post looks at the potential replacements for Glen Davis and how the injury could affect the Magic's rotation. Jacque Vaughn would not reveal who would start in his place, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports, but J.J. Redick made it sounds like Andrew Nicholson will get the call.
3) J.J. Redick has increased his trade value, putting the Magic in a tricky situation as they plan for the trade deadline and their long-term future.
4) Believe it or not, and it is the biggest surprise of the season, the Magic have a top-rated defense and have earned their keep on the defensive end, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
5) Noam Schiller of MagicBasketball.net reviews the positive early returns from Nikola Vucevic.
8) The Magic might be the best team in the Eastern Conference for the month of December, Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post note.
9) The scary part is the Magic and the Raptors are perhaps the two hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, both on a four-game win streak.