RAPTORS AT MAGIC, 6 P.M. ET

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  • Having clinched their division Friday night, the Raptors have some decisions to make about minutes in their remaining 10 games. “We still are fighting for positions in the playoffs, so we have to keep the same mental approach,” said coach Dwane Casey. “That’s always a hard balance because we’re not in the situation where we can give guys total days off. I wish we could, but our starters have had a lot of minutes. That’s tough because sooner or later, you have to pay for it.”
  • Forward Patrick Patterson will miss a 13th game with a right ulnar collateral sprain, but Casey is hopeful Patterson will be able to play Monday night in Miami.
  • The Raptors can clinch their first winning season in seven years with a win.
  • The Magic have won two straight for the first time since Feb. 7-9, beating Portland and Charlotte. “They’re a different team,” Casey said. “They’re playing at a level they haven’t played at that often.”
  • RAPTORS LINEUP: Amir Johnson, Terrence Ross, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, Demar Derozan.
  • MAGIC LINEUP: Marurice Harkless, Kyle O’Quinn, Nik Vucevic, Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo.

– Dick Scanlon

 

 

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