Magic exit stuns LeBron; Pelinka to stay

by Leon Thompson April 14, 2019, 0:59
Magic exit stuns LeBron; Pelinka to stay

Markelle Fultz (shoulder), Isaiah Briscoe (knee), Mo Bamba (leg), and Timofey Mozgov (knee) are out.

The four-game regular season series between the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors was an interesting one: In the first game on November 20, the Raptors led by as many as 18 points, but a furious Magic comeback resulted in Toronto needing late-game heroics from Danny Green to escape with a win.

Leonard has called the regular season an extended practice for the playoffs, but now that the playoffs are here, he's not about to fall over himself to drape Saturday's opener in any more significance than required.

Orlando coach Steve Clifford had said earlier Thursday that he had no idea when Isaac would be cleared.

It fell to Danny Green, the guy who came with Leonard from San Antonio, to acknowledge the dinosaur in the room, as it were: That the Raptors, for all the success and the 50-win seasons and the ascension to a truly admirable National Basketball Association franchise, have only had over the past five seasons a playoff series with one of two outcomes: a harder-than-expected win, or a loss.

The Raptors set a franchise record with their 26th road victory of the season. Evan Fournier's 21 points led the Magic in the loss while Nikola Vucevic added a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double.

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With that being said, here are some key factors in the series between the Raptors and the Magic.

Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis, the team announced Friday - on the eve of their series-opener against the Orlando Magic. There is not a timeline for his return yet, but his absence will be felt by the team.

"I thought we were disciplined from the start", Charlotte coach James Borrego said on Fox Sports Southeast after Tuesday's win. "This is a team with a lot of size and OG is one of our size and length guys, so obviously we're going to miss him. We've got some real professionals out here, they know their jobs and know what it takes to win and how to prepare".

He's coming off his most productive season statistically, averaging a career-high 25.6 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds. But 27 other teams would happily change places with the Raptors, at least in recent years. "My job is to go out there and lead with energy and passion". "I have a year left". He didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement for Pelinka, while saying in reference to Walton, "I would have to affect somebody's livelihood and their life". The team had no additional updates as to any recovery timetable. Whether you're a diehard Lakers fan or a casual observer, to know Los Angeles basketball is to know the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Today, I'm gonna step down as president", Johnson revealed. "Marc's a big-time player, man. he's been doing this for a long time and I tell ya, he's been truly professional". He said this team had some experienced guys, and now it had some other experienced guys, and all of that was good. That's fun to me. Being on a team like this allows you to do those things.

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