Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
Records: Raptors (8-12), Magic (8-13)
Where to Watch
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: SN One / SNE / SNO (Canada), Fox Sports Florida and NBA League Pass (USA)
Three things to watch
1. Pascal's offensive game
After the beginning of the season was marked with ups and downs, Pascal Siakam has now scored 30 or more points in consecutive games.
On Sunday, Siakam was dominant as he finished with 30 points (on 12-for-23 shooting) to go along with 10 rebounds. Most notable? Aside from going 6-for-6 from the charity stripe, all of Siakam's paints came from in the paint as he was markedly aggressive as a driver.
With Aaron Gordon sidelined due to a severely sprained ankle, it will become even more difficult for the Magic to slow Siakam down. As Toronto prepares for a tough stretch, Siakam continuing to find his groove on the offensive end will only mean good things moving forward.
One major area of concern is Siakam's 3-point shooting, as he's hit just two of his last 22 attempts. If Siakam can find his stroke from beyond the arc while continuing to dominate inside, he'll be back at his All-NBA level of 2020.
2. Vucevic's bounce back
The Raptors have essentially been giving Nikola Vucevic nightmares for years now.
While he faced new frontcourt personnel - namely Aron Baynes - Vucevic's struggles against Toronto continued as he finished with 15 points on a ghastly 5-for-18 (27.8%) shooting from the field but he did pull down 14 rebounds.
It's hard to imagine Vucevic, who is averaging 22.6 points (on .478/.441/.837 shooting splits) and 10.9 rebounds, performing that poorly once again. Can the Raptors again scheme to make life difficult for Vucevic on the offensive end? Or will he bounce back to turn in an All-Star-level night?
While OG Anunoby remains out with a calf issue, Tuesday night could spell the return of Norman Powell to the lineup.
Still, Toronto will look to build upon a newfound depth that has come as a result of the emergence of DeAndre' Bembry, Terence Davis, Stanley Johnson and Yuta Watanabe. In Sunday's win over Orlando, the aforementioned four combined to score 37 points on 12-for-23 shooting.
They'll be looked upon again to contribute on Tuesday.
Orlando is extremely thin as it will be without five players in the rematch. Super sixth man and former Raptor Terrence Ross was essentially a non-factor on Sunday as he finished with just four points on 1-for-5 shooting in 28 minutes of action.
Consecutive games like that would be extremely uncharacteristic for Ross, as he is one of the league's best scoring reserves at 14.7 points per game
- OG Anunoby (Left Calf Strain) - Out
- Jalen Harris (G League Assignment) - Out
- Patrick McCaw (Left Knee Rehabilitation) - Out
- Norman Powell (Right Quadriceps Contusion) - Questionable
- Al-Farouq Aminu (Right Knee Injury Recovery) - Out
- Michael Carter-Williams (Sprained Left Foot) - Out
- Markelle Fultz (Torn Left ACL) - Out
- Aaron Gordon (Sprained Left Ankle) - Out
- Jonathan Isaac (Left Knee Injury Recovery) - Out
- Karim Mané (G League Assignment) - Out
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