ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Orlando Magic returned to Florida with a home-court advantage on Friday at the Amway Center.
The Raptors trailed 61-60 midway through the third, then went on a 16-0 run over the next four minutes to take the lead for good, to win 98-93
Blue and white was igniting among the fan base. Orlando was playing its first home playoff game since May 5, 2012 and was seeking its first home playoff win since April 26, 2011.
"I'm excited. Can't you tell?"asked Pete Regules, who was dressed up as a Magic Superfan for the occasion. "Every playoffs, this is the way you see me. This is the way it is. It's been seven years!"
Gary Wilkins is a 30-year Magic fan. He's proud of what this team has done so far this season.
"You know, this group, they play hard and that's all you ask for. When you play hard good things can happen.," he said.
With an electric hometown crowd backing them, he's confident the blue and white can go all the way.
"Why not us? Why not now.?"
The Magic will have a chance to tie up the series, when they host Game 4 on Sunday.