Toronto Raptors Vs Orlando Magic: First Round Match-Up

In the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the 2nd seed Toronto Raptors will be facing the 8th seed Orlando Magic. Who will prevail, the new-look Raptors or the up-and-coming Magic?

This match-up may be one of the best ones in the first round of the playoffs. The Raptors are better than the Magic, there is no doubt but the Magic can put up a good fight. What the Raptors do well is defend but the Magic have many players that can score and have been playing well lately.

 

The Raptors are the ones with all the pressure on them. Everyone is watching them and waiting to see how they look with Kawhi Leonard in the playoffs. They traded DeMar DeRozan for him and hope that that trade pays off. Or it will be all for naught. Leonard may leave after this season and if the Raptors are upset by the Magic, I am sure that will guarantee Leonard leaving.

Who will win the series? I cannot pick against the Raptors. An upset is likely but still a long-shot. The Magic have gone 11-2 in their last 13 games and snuck into the playoff . They should not be taken lightly but what I have seen from the Raptors this season makes me believe that they will come out on top.

Who do you think will win the series? And who do you think will be the series MVP? Let us know in the comments below.

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