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NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors (6-7) at Orlando Magic (8-5)

The Orlando Magic will return from a 3-1 road trip Tuesday night to play the Toronto Raptors in an NBA in-season tournament game that opens their six-game homestand.

The Magic completed their trip with a 128-116 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at Indianapolis.

The Raptors also won Sunday, 142-113 over the Detroit Pistons to finish a 2-2 homestand. The Raptors set a team record with 44 assists.

The Magic have split their first two in-season tournament games, while the Raptors have lost their only tournament game thus far.

The Magic and Raptors split four games last season.

Orlando has won three in a row despite being without Markelle Fultz (left knee tendinitis). Paolo Banchero led the way with 24 points against Indiana as the Magic led by as many as 40 points.

The Magic started fast on Sunday.

The Raptors also dominated their game against the Pistons from the beginning.

Their previous franchise high for assists was 40 against the Charlotte Hornets Nov. 18, 2019. Their season-best point total of 142 was a franchise record for a home game and the third-highest in team history. The highest total was 144 against the Sacramento Kings Jan. 8, 2021.

Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 23 points while Gary Trent Jr. had 18. Scottie Barnes had 17 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Dennis Schroder also scored 17 points.

O.G. Anunoby (lacerated finger) returned after missing three games and scored nine points with two steals.

Anunoby helps the defense, and coach Darko Rajakovic feels that is the key to a good offense.

The Raptors are 2-3 on the road this season.

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