INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY
ORL@TOR Orlando Magic Aminu, Al-Farouq Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury recovery
Carter-Williams, Michael Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Sprain
Fultz, Markelle Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Torn ACL
Isaac, Jonathan Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Injury recovery
Mane, Karim Out G League – Two-Way
Okeke, Chuma Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Bone bruise
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain
Harris, Jalen Out G League – Two-Way
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – rehabilitation
Powell, Norman Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Quadriceps; Contusion
• The Toronto Raptors host the Orlando Magic at Amalie Arena on Sunday evening. The game was moved up to a 7 p.m. tipoff as part of multiple schedule changes by the NBA for the coming weeks. Toronto has won five straight
games against Orlando, including a four-game season-series sweep last year. This is the first meeting between the two teams since Toronto had to relocate to the Sunshine State due to Covid-19 restrictions in Canada.
• Sunday’s game vs. Orlando marks the fourth time this season Toronto will face the same opponent in consecutive games. The Raptors are 4-2 in these ‘series’ games, which includes a two-game sweep over Charlotte. Toronto
split with both Miami and Indiana. The two game set against Orlando is the only home-and-away series on the Raptors first half schedule. Toronto will also face Milwaukee (Feb. 16-18 at Fiserv Forum) and Philadelphia (Feb. 21-23 at Amalie Arena) consecutively before the midseason break.
• Following Sunday’s game vs. Orlando, the Raptors will embark on a season-high six game road trip over the next 10 days (Feb. 2-11) as Super Bowl LV arrives in the Tampa. The trip will include stops in Orlando (Feb. 2), Brooklyn (Feb. 5), Atlanta (Feb. 6), Memphis (Feb. 8), Washington (Feb. 10) and Boston (Feb. 11). The Raptors will return to Tampa for one game Feb. 14 vs. Minnesota before leaving on a three-game trip (Feb. 16-19) to Milwaukee and Minnesota. Overall Toronto is facing 16 of the next 19 nights on the road (Feb. 1-19).
• Toronto has missed at least one starter due to injury in five consecutive games (Jan. 24-29). Toronto has used five different starting lineup in each game. OG Anunoby (strained left calf) and Norman Powell (right quad contusion) both missed Friday’s game vs. Sacramento. Powell had started four straight games prior to his injury and was replaced in the starting lineup by Terence Davis. Fred VanVleet is the only player to start all 19 games for the Raptors this year.
• Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 32 points Jan. 29 vs. Sacramento. He shot 11-for-20 from the field and 10-for -14 at the free throw line against the Kings, becoming the first Raptor this season to shoot 10+ free throws in multiple games. Siakam also attempted 14 free throws Jan. 6 at Phoenix. Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are the only Raptors to attempt 10 free throws in a game this season, compared to 10 different opposing players – last: Giannis Antetokounmpo on Jan. 27 vs. Milwaukee.
• CANADIAN CONTENT: Sunday’s game includes several players from the Montreal area including Khem Birch and Chris Boucher. Rookie Karim Mane is also from Montreal but was recently assigned to Orlando’s G League
team in Lakeland. Toronto is in the middle of a stretch where they will face a Canadian head coach or player in six -of-eight games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12) – Cory Joseph (Sacramento), Steve Nash (Brooklyn), Dillon Brooks (Memphis), Brandon Clarke (Memphis) and Tristan Thompson (Boston).
• MISCELLANEOUS: Terrence Ross was originally selected eighth overall by Toronto in the 2012 NBA Draft … Ross averaged 9.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and shot .369 from three-point range in five seasons with the Raptors …His 51-point performance Jan. 25, 2014 is tied for the second-most points scored in a game in team history …Ross is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer off the bench (1,925 points) and ranks third with 598 three-point fields goals … Adrian Griffin was an assistant coach with Orlando during the 2015-16 season … Jeff Weltman served in the Raptors’ front office for four seasons, most recently as general manager, prior to being named President of Basketball Operations for the Orlando Magic in May 2017.