ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic took the court for their first home playoff game since 2012, but ultimately they fell short against the Toronto Raptors, losing the game 98-93.
- NBA Eastern Conference 1st round playoffs: Toronto at Orlando
- Game 3, 7 p.m. Amway Center
- 1st Magic home playoff game since 2012
- RELATED: Magic Fall to Raptors in Game 2; Series Tied 1-1
The Raptors now lead the series 2-1.
Today was declared Blue and White Ignite Day in the city of Orlando.
Mayor Buddy Dyer encouraged people to wear blue and white today. The Amway Center hosted its first playoff game in 7 years.
At City Hall, a banner featuring some of the team's star players was installed yesterday. Inside the Amway, workers made final preparations, laying out nearly 20,000 T-shirts for fans.
Orlando won nine straight games at home, and they hoped the streak would continue with game three of the playoffs tonight.
"It's going to be as loud as we've heard it in a long time," Dyer said. "But even down the stretch, the last 10 or so home games, there's been so much excitement, haven't seen that in a long time."
On Twitter, Dyer and his counterpart in Toronto have wagered a bet: the mayor from the losing team will send the winning team's mayor craft beer from the city's best brewery.