For the fifth time in the last six seasons, the Toronto Raptors have lost a playoff series home opener, according to The Ringer, succumbing in Game One to the Orlando Magic on a D.J. Augustin tie-breaking three-pointer with 4.2 seconds on the clock to fall 104-101. Now the Raptors find themselves in a must-win situation to avoid heading to Orlando down 0-2 in the seven-game, first-round series — risking a humiliating upset at the hands of the seventh-seeded Magic who finished 16 games behind Toronto in the regular season. If that happened, it would mark the seventh time in their short, 24-year history that Toronto lost a first-round playoff series. The game will live stream on Tuesday from Toronto.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors second game of their first-round NBA Eastern Conference Playoff series, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The matchup gets underway at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the 19,800-seat Scotiabank Arena, formerly known as the Air Canada Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, April 16.
That start time is 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 7 p.m. Central. In the United Kingdom, the Magic-Raptors game time will be 1 a.m. British Summer Time on Wednesday, April 17.
The Magic barely squeaked into the playoffs with a 42-40 record, ending a six-year run without a postseason bid for a team that has never won an NBA title in its 30-season history, per Basketball Reference, and that was the longest current playoff drought in the Eastern Conference.
Orlando was also the most improved team in terms of points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com numbers, improving by 5.3 points over last season, when they were outscored by 4.7 points per 100 possessions.
Despite their seventh-place finish, the Magic also compiled the third best record in the NBA after January 31, at 22-9, according to NBA.com, demonstrating that the Raptors could be in trouble in their first-round series — again.
To watch the Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors NBA first-round playoff matchup live stream online from Canada, access the streaming video provided by Watch TNT or download the Watch TNT app to watch a live stream on mobile devices. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Magic vs. Raptors showdown streaming live on their TV sets.
For fans who want to stream the Orlando-Toronto clash for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link or on most mobile devices. TNT Overtime allows fans to choose and switch between any one of four camera angles on the game, or to watch all four at the same time in a mosaic view.
Another way to watch the Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors game stream live for free without a cable subscription is for fans to sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” internet TV package, such as DirecTV Now, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Those services require credit card information and subscription fees — but each offers a seven-day free trial, and that means during the weeklong time frame, fans can watch the Magic vs. Raptors game, and all NBA Playoff games in that period, live stream for free.
To watch the Magic vs. Raptors game live stream in the United Kingdom, NBA League Pass has the game, though the service requires a subscription fee.