Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Mickael Pietrus, Ed Davis, Aaron Gray
Orlando: Ish Smith, Arron Afflalo, Moe Harkless, Andrew Nicholson, Nikola Vucevic
Toronto: Andrea Bargnani and Jonas Valanciunas are out
Orlando: Jameer Nelson, E’Twan Moore and Glen Davis are out
-Orlando are missing their top two point guards, which should help Toronto force some turnovers. Taking J.J. Redick out of the game will be the key to stalling Orlando’s offence.
-Arron Afflalo got the better of DeMar DeRozan in their last matchup. He finished with 26 points on 7-11 shooting, while DeMar needed 17 shots to score 17 points. Afflalo is an excellent defender but he is also the top scoring threat in the Magic’s starting lineup tonight. The Raps should force him to defend DeMar early and often in order to wear him down.
-The Raptors are 3-15 on the road this season but after tonight’s contest they play 6 straight and 10 of 14 at home.