The last time Magic and Raptors met it started the Magic on a 4 game losing streak. Raptors won that game 93-90 and had a balanced scoring effort with 6 players in double figures led by DeMar DeRozan with 17 points. The Magic were without Glen “Big Baby” Davis and it was Aaron Afflalo caring the load with 26 points. This game also feature a couple highlight dunks from Terrence Ross that actually counted on the scoreboard.
The Magic have loses to the Jazz, Hornets and Wizards since losing to the Raptors. This just screams a struggling team doesn’t it? Also, when the Magic look ahead on their schedule they take on the Heat in an all Florida tilt to cap off 2012 on December 31. The Raptors this is their last game of the calendar year of 2012.
Speaking of which were going to have the first ever DNB Awards on our podcast This Week in Raptorland. Tune in for the best and worst of the Raptors in calendar year of 2012 in Toronto Raptors basketball. What are the awards? Who is nominated? Who wins? We don’t know. You give us your Awards and winners and have a chance to enjoy some Chicken Wings on us and St Louis Wings.
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The Raptors looked very inconsistent last night in New Orleans but eventually found a way to win. A better start would be nice against a struggling team. Can the Raptors end 2012 on a positive note with a win? The Raptors will not leave the Eastern Time Zone until March 2, 2013 against the Bucks. Lots of home games and a much easier schedule begins to take shape for the Raptors. If the Raptors are to rally and get in the playoff hunt it would start now. A winner of 6 of their last 7 only begins to make up for this team’s 4-13 first month and a bit of the season.
This Week in Raptorland will be out on Monday to close out 2012 and will have some thoughts on this game with the Magic. So, I will save the Happy New Year greetings for now.
Raptors have lost 2 of their last 3 in Orlando and are 11-18 all-time in the home of Disney World.