There are two very compelling reasons why Orlando has Toronto’s attention.
Or 31 of them, perhaps.
The Raptors lost to the Magic twice this season. And Milwaukee, Toronto and Orlando all were tied for the Eastern Conference’s best record over the final 31 games of the season — all going 22-9 down the stretch. So when the Raptors play host to the Magic on Saturday in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series, Toronto expects a red-hot opponent.
“They’re playing very well,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “Very well coached. They’ve got some metrics that speak volumes about who they are. They don’t turn the ball over, they don’t give up transition baskets, they don’t let you get offensive rebounds. They’re very methodical in