Welcome to the Hedo Homecoming to Orlando. Raptor fans are more concerned about the team overall than that. They also would like to see a Hedo more like the one Magic fans remember. If you are near a T.V we have this one on The Score. Raptors have already lost 2 home games to the Magic back in November. I can't lie don't want to get on Santa's bad side a win tonight will be very difficult for the Raptors.
The Magic on the other side of the coin have been great when you consider they lost Jameer Nelson yet again and have not slowed down.
Magic are 18-6 and the Raps are 11-16.
Magic actually did struggle in there last outing vs the Pacers but came out on top in the end.
For who? LOL....I am guessing you mean for the Magic.
sorry I mean Raptors....If the Raptors won by 20 I may actually pass out during this blog....LOL
If the Raptors can be competitive in this one that would be impressive.
I just finished an interview with Jack Armstrong in which he said that the frustrating thing for not just fans but for him is you never know what to expect from this team from night to night.
A lack of consistency and a lack of defense has been the 2 main points of frustration for people that follow the Raptors.
Bosh actually head to head has had the advantage going head to head with Dwight Howard in his career in the regular season.
Oh and yes V.C is also now part of the Magic miss and Toronto fans still love V.C so much...not.
He is averaging 19.9 a game for his 3rd ball club of his NBA career.
J.J Redick has been a Raptor killer over his NBA career it is one of those strange guys that seem to have the Raps number.
Beasley last night for Miami tied his career high with 28 against the Raps last night.
Jack, Turkoglu, DeRozan, Bosh and Bargnani is your Raptors starting 5.
Carter,Williams, Howard, Pietrus and Lewis are the starting 5 for Orlando.
Calderon of course is not on this trip and the Raptors have yet to establish when he might return and Reggie Evans remains out as he has since the pre-season.
Please Santa just one win over Orlando it would be nice.
With Magic and Raps? Not possible.
Raps in the Alternate Blacks and the magic in the white and blue with pinstripes.
If he doesn't get up for this one...when the heck will he?
Some cheers for Hedo as he was a fan favourite in Orlando.
Almost time to tip it up.
Good ball movement and Pietrus hits over DeRozan for 2.
Bosh answers with a jumper for 2.
Magic first to blink missing on a jumper.
Bosh a drive and kick to Bargs he takes and makes Raps lead 4-2.
V.C with an answer for 2.
Hedo his first shot for the night a no go.
10:01 to play Magic ball.
D-12 draws a foul on Bosh and heads to the line for 2.
Missed the first and the 2nd....good....Magic lead 5-4.
Hedo drives and draws a foul on Pietrus who is playing with a cold not at 100%.
Hedo makes both and Raps lead 6-7 with 9:40 to go in 1st.
Magic miss and a Bargnani drive for a score.
Lewis for 3....count it....tied at 8.
Bosh an airball on a jumper Magic fail to score in transition.
Jack a miss and Williams hits for 2.