Hedo Turkoglu’s return from the inactive list and career high performances by Andrew Nicholson with 22 points and Ish Smith with 13 points, six assists and two blocks were overshadowed by Orlando’s 123-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Orlando has struggled after Glen Davis went down with a left shoulder injury on Dec. 19th and has lost five straight since then.
Minutes before the game started it was announced that Jameer Nelson was not going to play because of a left sore hip. Moving forward Nelson is listed as day-to-day.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Magic as they will host the Miami Heat on New Years Eve at 5 p.m.
Inside the Magic’s locker room: