Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily!
(3-5) vs. (2-7)
Time/TV: 1 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Raptors by 4.5
Tickets: $5-$276 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Today in Toronto; Dec. 21 in Toronto; Dec. 29 in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
1) Andrew Nicholson should get a very warm reception as he plays his first game in his native Toronto, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Jacque Vaughn has experience playing a homecoming game and advised Nicholson not to worry about playing in front of family and friends.
2) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel says with Hedo Turkoglu out and Maurice Harkless showing promise, the Magic should start the rookie.
3) It was a disappointing finish for the Raptors as the Celtics had wrapped up a blowout win after three quarters and heads sagged on the Raptors bench, Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star writes.
4) It turns out Jameer Nelson is really important as he proved in the win over Detroit, Matt Jensen of Magic Basketball Online writes.
5) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes the Magic were fortunate to pass on Andrew Bynum after another set back for the Sixers big man.