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Red-hot Raptors host Magic

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:12 PM ( - The Toronto Raptors will try to continue their hot start when they entertain the Orlando Magic Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors are 6-1 on the season and improved to 2-0 on a franchise-record seven-game homestand with Sunday's 120-88 beating of the Philadelphia 7ers.

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Terrence Ross netted 17 and Lou Williams added 16 off the bench for the Raptors, who shot a sizzling 56.6 percent from the floor and scored 28 points off 20 Philadelphia turnovers. Kyle Lowry scored 14 points and Greivis Vasquez added 13 in the win.

"Our intensity during the whole game was good," Lowry said. "I think that's how you get better as a team."

Toronto is first in the Atlantic Division and off to the best start in franchise history. The Raptors lead the NBA scoring 107.4 points per game.

DeRozan needs 20 points to pass Andrea Bargnani (6,561) for third place on the Raptors' all-time scoring list.

The Raptors will also host Chicago, Utah, Memphis and Milwaukee on the homestand.

Orlando had a two-game winning streak stopped with Sunday's 104-96 loss at Brooklyn in the opener of a three-game road trip. Nik Vucevic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, while Evan Fournier ended with 19 points in defeat.

"We didn't help ourselves in our discipline and execution on both ends of the floor," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said.

The Magic shot 52 percent from the field and made 8-of-15 3-pointers in their fifth loss in the last seven tries. They will visit New York on Wednesday to close out a three-game road trip.

Toronto defeated Orlando, 108-95, on Nov. 1 in the Magic Kingdom, as DeRozan scored 26 points and Lowry added 21. Fournier paced the Magic with 18 points.

Orlando has lost eight in a row to the Raptors, who are 11-4 in the last 15 matchups in this series. The Magic have lost four in a row at Air Canada Centre.