Toronto takes on Orlando, looks to stop 5-game skid

Thu, Mar 14, 2024
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Toronto takes on Orlando, looks to stop 5-game skid

Orlando Magic (38-28, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (23-43, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto looks to stop its five-game slide when the Raptors take on Orlando.

The Raptors are 16-24 in Eastern Conference games. Toronto is second in the Eastern Conference with 29.3 assists per game led by Scottie Barnes averaging 6.1.

The Magic are 27-17 in Eastern Conference play. Orlando is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 2.1.

The Raptors are shooting 47.5% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points higher than the 47.4% the Magic allow to opponents. The Magic are shooting 47.6% from the field, 1.1% lower than the 48.7% the Raptors' opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Magic won 126-107 in the last matchup on Nov. 22.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kelly Olynyk is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Raptors. Immanuel Quickley is averaging 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.8 assists over the past 10 games.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Magic. Jalen Suggs is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 3-7, averaging 114.6 points, 43.1 rebounds, 30.6 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.0 points per game.

Magic: 7-3, averaging 104.5 points, 42.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.0 points.

INJURIES: 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.: out (groin).

Magic: None listed.

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

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