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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Raptors/Magic preview

Coming off one of their toughest losses of the season, the Magic (34-40, 22-15 home, 8th East)) will try to avoid a season sweep at the hands of TOR (41-33, 14-23 away, 3rd East). TOR is coming off a 92-89 loss to MIA TUE night. F/C Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 24 pts, 11 rebs.

TOR is led in scoring by Bosh, who averages 22.7 ppg, 10.7 rebs; G T.J. Ford 14.3 ppg, 8 asts; G Juan Dixon 12.1 ppg; G/F Anthony Parker 11.6 ppg; and G/F Morris Peterson 9.3 ppg. Rookie Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely recovering from an appendectomy, as is F/C Jorge Garbajosa with a bad ankle. TOR averages 99.2 ppg, while allowing 98.4 ppg. ORL averages 93.9 ppg, while allowing 94.3 ppg.

TOR has beaten the Magic in their previous 3 meetings this season, with Bosh scoring 41 pts and 34 pts in the two games he played against the Magic. DHoward has averaged 22 pts, 11.3 rebs against TOR this season. Because of the fact TOR played last night and are missing 2 regulars, the Magic is a 5 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).

1 Comments:

  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    It would be a big boost for the Magic if they were to beat TOR, which has played so well against the Magic this season, with Chris Bosh dominating the Magic.

    Even though the Raptors are coming off a tough loss to the Heat last night, and TOR is missing a couple regulars, I still like TOR to win the game tonight, though the Magic should be able to keep it close. The Magic haven't made the plays they've needed to make to win a lot of close games this season.

    The Magic coaching staff needs to draw up better plays at the end of close games to give the Magic a better chance at pulling those type of games out.

     

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