Orlando Magic must 'make a stand' against Toronto in London NBA tie

Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic (right) joined the Orlando Magic from the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012

The Orlando Magic must "make a stand" in Thursday night's NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at London's O2 Arena if they want to enhance their hopes of reaching the post-season, says centre Nikola Vucevic.

The Magic have lost five of their last six games to leave them in the Eastern Conference's final play-off spot.

"We have to wake up," said Vucevic. "If we don't it's going to be tough to make the play-offs."

Toronto lead the Atlantic Division.

The Raptors lost to Orlando in Florida in November but have won seven of their last 10 games.

This will be the sixth regular-season NBA game to be played in London and tickets have sold out.