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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Magic/Raptors preview

The Magic (34-21, 20-10 road), after a very impressive win against the Pistons, take on another tough opponent in TOR (28-23, 15-11 home). TOR has had a whole week off, and is coming off a 109-91 win against NJ, with Chris Bosh scoring 27 pts and underrated PG Jose Calderon had 22 pts with 12 asts.

The probable starting lineup for TOR:

G... Jose Calderon (12.9 ppg, 8.9 asts)
G... Anthony Parker (11.5 ppg)
F... Jamario Moon (8.2 ppg, 6.1 rebs)
F... Chris Bosh (22.5 ppg, 9.2 rebs)
C... Andrea Bargnani (10.3 ppg)

Top reserves: Carlos Delfino (9.1 ppg); Jason Kapono (8.2 ppg); Kris Humphries (6.0 ppg); Juan Dixon (4.3 ppg); Rasho Nesterovic (4.2 ppg) Guard T.J. Ford is doubtful.

TOR is averaging 99.0 ppg, while allowing 95.2 ppg; ORL is averaging 104.0 ppg, while allowing 100.4.

Bosh has always played well against the Magic, averaging 32.3 ppg and 11 rebs in his last four games. Magic beat the Raptors earlier this season in TOR 105-96 back in NOV. TOR is a 4 1/2 pt favorite over the Magic (www.pinnaclesports.com).


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