Toronto faces Orlando, aims to break 6-game slide

Sat, Mar 16, 2024
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Toronto faces Orlando, aims to break 6-game slide

Toronto Raptors (23-44, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (39-28, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking to end its six-game slide with a win over Orlando.

The Magic have gone 28-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 2.1.

The Raptors are 16-25 in conference matchups. Toronto has a 9-28 record against teams above .500.

The Magic average 10.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.5 fewer makes per game than the Raptors allow (13.4). The Raptors average 11.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.3 more makes per game than the Magic allow.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Magic won 113-103 in the last meeting on March 15. Franz Wagner led the Magic with 19 points, and Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Magic. Wagner is averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists over the past 10 games.

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Trent is averaging 12.7 points for the Raptors. Immanuel Quickley is averaging 18.3 points and 8.3 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 104.6 points, 42.1 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.4 points per game.

Raptors: 2-8, averaging 112.6 points, 42.4 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: None listed.

Raptors: Jakob Poeltl: out (finger), RJ Barrett: out (personal), Chris Boucher: out (knee), Scottie Barnes: out (hand), D.J. Carton: out (ankle), Gary Trent Jr.: day to day (groin).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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