The Toronto Raptors won consecutive games for the first time this season, but it was far from easy against an Orlando Magic team that refused to go away.
This game had a bit more juice than usual, with draft classmates Scottie Barnes and Jalen Suggs going head-to-head for the first time.
We all know the story of Barnes versus Suggs at this point, and both rookies absolutely proved their worth in a matchup that will drew plenty of attention.
MORE: Barnes and Suggs join list of players forever tied together through draft
If you missed any of the action, NBA.com has you covered with updates, highlights and more as it happened.
Raptors vs. Magic score
Raptors vs. Magic live updates, highlights
Final - Raptors 110, Magic 109
9:27 p.m.: Toronto escape!!
Trent Jr. poked the ball away from Anthony on the inbounds. Anthony scrambled to get the ball and throw up a heave from half court that falls short. Toronto win!
9:25 p.m.: Wow! An 11-0 run from the Magic, capped with a three from Wagner has made this a 1-point game. Anunoby missed a triple and the Magic have the ball with 5.8 seconds left. Incredible.
9:22 p.m.: Well, hold on just a second. Suggs drills a three while being fouled by Anunoby. It's 110-106 with 52 seconds left and Nurse calls time. This Magic team has no quit. Suggs is up to 21 points on the night, including 4-for-8 shooting from three.
The Magic have had the range as a team all night as they are 15-for-32 (46 percent) from three.
9:20 p.m.: Give Fred three more and that could be the dagger. Raptors have their biggest lead of the night at 110-98 with two minutes remaining.
9:16 p.m.: VanVleet again. Whew, talk about getting hot at the right time. 13 points and counting for Fred in the fourth on 5-for-5 shooting. Raptors lead is up to 107-98 with 2:29 left.
9:12 p.m.: Timeout with 3:01 to play. Raptors lead 104-96. This has been a strong fourth quarter, particularly with Fred and OG picking it up. Feels like they are a couple stops away from locking this thing up but the Magic have been pesky all season.
9:05 p.m.: Following Anunoby's lead, VanVleet has awoken in the fourth quarter. He gathers the rebound and bursts down the floor in transition to finish through contact. The free-throw is good. VanVleet now has nine points in the fourth quarter and 12 for the game. Toronto lead 101-93 with 4:18 to go.
ALWAYS BET ON @FredVanVleet pic.twitter.com/Amr7anQHRG- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 30, 2021
9:02 p.m.: The Magic are refusing to go away. Franz Wagner drives to the basket to score to cut it back to 94-90. VanVleet follows it up with a quick reply and it's 96-90 the Raptors way.
8:58 p.m.: How about OG from the right corner this time?! Anunoby follows it up with a jam and we have a 10-point game, 90-80 with 8:30 to go. A 13-0 run for Toronto.
Man, missed that @ScotiabankArena energy 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/L7BkD5I7ZW- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 30, 2021
8:55 p.m.: Make that two from deep to start the fourth! Anunoby drills one from the left corner and the crowd has come unglued. Raptors lead 85-80 with 9:29 to play. OG has had a tough night but this could get him going. He's 4-for-12 from the floor with nine points.
8:51 p.m.: The lid finally opens from long range! Boucher gets things started here in the fourth and the Raptors are back on top, 82-80.
views thru three 📸 pic.twitter.com/NA2Fg2SpVZ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 30, 2021
End of the third - Raptors 77, Magic 78
8:46 p.m.: Ross can't get the corner three to go at the buzzer but it's the Magic who take a lead into the fourth quarter.
It was a scoreless third for Barnes, who still leads with 19 points. The Raptors need more from VanVleet who is stuck on three points on 1-for-9 shooting. Overall Toronto are 4-for-22 (18.2 percent) from deep.
We have a big finish ahead!
8:43 p.m.: Old friend of the Raptors, Terrence Ross does what he does best. He knocks down the jumper through contact. Magic lead 78-74.
8:35 p.m.: Searching for some energy, Nick Nurse inserts Khem Birch and Dalano Banton into the game. Fan favourite Banton immediately delivers by cutting the basket for a two-handed slam. Trent Jr. follows it up with a jumper and the Raptors have the lead back, 71-70.
2 hands so mans are safe pic.twitter.com/W6nyH5Gdvi- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 30, 2021
8:33 p.m.: Just as I type that VanVleet and Anunoby both miss triples while Anthony knocks one down for Orlando. The Magic have taken a 68-67 lead with 5:02 to play in the third. It's a quiet home crown right now in Toronto.
8:32 p.m.: In a close game the 3-point shooting is keeping the Magic close. Orlando have five more makes than Toronto despite both teams attempting 19 from long range.
8:26 p.m.: Suggs from DEEP to cut the Toronto lead to 63-60. He then follows it up with a layup. Suggs has 13 points on the night, including 3-for-6 shooting from three. It's now 63-62 and Nick Nurse calls time with 7:24 to play in the third.
Suggs from DEEP 💰- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) October 30, 2021
📺: https://t.co/nzTAzggSun pic.twitter.com/RGvERzZV2y
8:24 p.m.: VanVleet is on the board for the night with a triple! Toronto are 4-for-19 from long range so that provides some relief.
8:19 p.m.: The great news out of the halftime break is that Scottie Barnes is out on the floor warming. He's dancing so it seems any potential injury sustained will not keep him off the floor. His career-high for points in a game during his short career is 25.
Halftime - Raptors 54, Magic 51
8:08 p.m.: The Raptors will be hoping Barnes can return for the second half as he leads all scorers with 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the floor. Gary Trent Jr. is 13 to be the only other Toronto play in double digits.
Fred VanVleet is scoreless at the half on 0-for-6 shooting from the field. Wendell Carter Jr. (13 points), Mo Bamba (12) and Cole Anthony (11) lead the way for Orlando.
8:03 p.m.: Barnes has left the floor with a towel over his face. Franz Wagner appeared to catch his face/eye while trying to cut to the basket. An offensive foul is called. Stay tuned for further updates on Barnes.
The Raptors lead 54-51 with under a minute to play.
Gotta love the OG vision here pic.twitter.com/fNlyjQasSK- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 30, 2021
7:54 p.m.: Mo Bamba has a lovely outside shot for a big man. He is causing some problems and has 12 points and 10 rebounds after sinking his second long ball from the left corner. Raptors lead 43-42 with 5:00 until the half.
7:53 p.m.: Anthony makes two of three and we have a tight game in Toronto. Raptors lead 38-37 with 5:50 to play.
7:51 p.m.: We have a review for a potential flagrant foul. Precious Achiuwa attempted to contest a 3-point shot from Cole Anthony. The result is a flagrant one for not giving the shooter adequate landing space. These calls are always hard to predict which way they will fall.
7:41 p.m.: Scottie coast to coast for the jam!! The Magic defence parted ways, opening up the lane and the rookie took it all the way to the hole! Magic call time and the Raptors now lead 30-25 with 9:15 to play in the second.
only 3 dribbles needed for Scottie Barnes pic.twitter.com/6Ge20Fk1nh- Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) October 29, 2021
7:39 p.m.: Khem Birch gets the second quarter underway with an and-1 finish. Birch has six points and six rebounds in just six minutes.
End of the first - Raptors 23, Magic 20
7:35 p.m.: Toronto finish the first on a 7-0 run to take the 23-20 lead into the second quarter. Barnes still leads all scorers with nine while Mo Bamba has seven for Orlando.
7:27 p.m.: There is 2:41 to play in the first quarter and Barnes (nine points) and Gary Trent Jr. (five points) are the only Toronto players to have made a field goal. Magic lead 20-16.
Drive- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2021
Simple yet beautiful pic.twitter.com/saTvg8JAA4
7:19 p.m.: Toronto call for time as the fall behind 13-9 with 5:34 to play. Barnes has seven of the Raptors nine points and is 3-for-4 while the rest of the Toronto lineup is 1-for-9. Jalen Suggs leads the Magic with six points.
SB4 not messin' around tonight pic.twitter.com/cqWnuYzyVS- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2021
7:14 p.m.: What a start from Scottie! He drills a triple and now has the first seven points of the game for the Raptors. It's 7-4 with 10:00 to play in the first.
7:12 p.m.: Scottie Barnes gets the first bucket of the night from the midrange.
7:11 p.m.: We are away at Scotiabank Arena!
Scottie Barnes getting loose. Barnes is averaging 17.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists through five games.
Built for the bright lights @ScottBarnes561 pic.twitter.com/W9CEGbqyPV- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2021
The Raptors will start the same five: Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/dvzqS1BwOZ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2021
What channel is Raptors vs. Magic on?
- TV channel: SN One (Canada), BSIN and NBA League Pass (USA)
- Radio: TSN Radio 1050
Raptors vs. Magic will air on Sportsnet One in Canada with Matt Devlin and former Raptor Alvin Williams on the call. The game will air on Bally Sports Florida in the Magic's local market and NBA League Pass outside of Orlando's local market in the U.S.
What time does Raptors vs. Magic start?
- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET | 4:00 p.m. PT
Raptors vs. Magic is scheduled to tip just after at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 29. The game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON.
Is Pascal Siakam playing vs. Magic?
Injury Report: 10/29/21 08:30 AM
The latest injury report has Pascal Siakam listed as out for the Raptors game against the Magic on Friday. Siakam has yet to appear in a game this season but he is working out with the Raptors 905 in anticipation of a return to the lineup.
|Team||Player Name||Current Status||Reason|
|Toronto Raptors||Pascal Siakam||Out||Injury/Illness - Left shoulder; Injury recovery|
|Yuta Watanabe||Out||Injury/Illness - Left calf; Strain|
|Orlando Magic||Michael Carter-Williams||Out||Injury/Illness - Left Ankle; Injury recover|
|Markelle Fultz||Out||Injury/Illness - Left Knee; Injury recovery|
|Jonathan Issac||Out||Injury/Illness - Left Knee; Injury recovery|
|E'Twaun Moore||Out||Injury/Illness - Left Knee; Sprain|
|Mychal Mulder||Out||G League - Two-Way|
|Chuma Okeke||Out||Injury/Illness - Right Hip; Bone bruise|
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