- (Photo: Reuters/Henry Romero)
Orlando Magic will face off against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday with the Magic receiving a much needed boost for their offense with the return of point guard Jameer Nelson. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link below.
Both of these teams are struggling with the Magic coming into this game with a record of 3-5 and the Raptors even more in trouble with a record of 2-7.
In the Magic's last game they won a tight clash against Detroit 110-106. J.J. Redick netted a game-high-tying 23 points, including a go-ahead three pointer with 42.8 seconds left, as Orlando overcame a 13-point, second half deficit to defeat Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills. All five Magic players scored in double figures. Arron Afflalo scored 19 points for Orlando, while Glen Davis (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Nikola Vucevic (11 points, 13 rebounds) each recorded a double-double.
That win will have been a great confidence boost for Miami having previously lost their two prior games against the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, by scores of 99-89 and 82-74 respectively.
That last win halted a run of five straight losses for the Magic, and they will be hoping to now finally string together a few wins with a victory against the Raptors today.
Today's game marks the first time since Jan. 18-19, 2009 that the Raptors are playing back-to-back afternoon games. This game also marks the first of four meetings with Orlando this season - the Magic swept the season series last year.
If the Raptors can win on Sunday they will move to a 3-7 record through the first 10 games for the fourth time in team history (1995-96, 1996-97 and 1998-99 are the three previous times they have started with that record). Toronto began last year with a 4-6 record through the first 10 games.
However, if they are to win this game they will need to fix up their defensive problems; they are yielding a poor 101.3 points a game.
Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors tips off at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.