The Raptors might be 3-0 against the Magic this season, but they sport a woeful 4-18 record on the road…

Start time: 7:00 PM ET

Channel: TSN

Probable starting lineups

Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Ed Davis, Amir Johnson

Orlando: Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick, Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis, Nikola Vucevic

Injury report

Toronto: Andrea Bargnani, Linas Kleiza and Jonas Valanciunas are out. Mickael Pietrus is questionable

Orlando: No injuries to report

Random Thoughts:

-Andrea Bargnani was putting up “some different types of shots” before tonight’s game. Based on Dwane Casey’s comments, it seems AB will come off the bench when he returns – rightfully so. If he doesn’t thrive in that role and perhaps even if he does, there is a good chance Bryan Colangelo will try to move the much maligned, former first overall pick.

-Whoever is being defended by JJ Redick (Landry Fields or DeMar DeRozan) should have an advantage in the post and it would benefit Toronto to get Redick off the floor. He is the catalyst for a lot of Orlando’s offensive sets.

-Orlando might have an advantage on the glass, as Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic are listed as being 88 pounds heavier than Amir Johnson and Ed Davis combined.

Comments (2)

  1. DeRozan’s had two straight high-assist games. Probably small sample size, but has anyone heard that perhaps he was asked to pass more?

  2. If Dwayne Casey thinks he should go with a hero balling fool like Anderson instead of Landry Fields in the 4th quarter of a close game he shouldn’t be coaching in the NBA. Same goes for playing Lowry more than Calderon in the late 3rd and 4th.

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