Kawhi Leonard scores 37 as Raptors roll, tie collection with Magic


TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard scored 37 factors, Kyle Lowry bounced again from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday evening, night their Japanese Convention first-round collection at one win apiece.

Pascal Siakam had 19 factors and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who by no means trailed and led by as many as 34.

Sport three is Friday evening in Orlando.

Regardless of enjoying in foul bother for a lot of the evening, Leonard completed with a profession playoff-high 15 discipline objectives. He made his first 9 makes an attempt from contained in the arc earlier than lacking a layup. He shot 15 for 22 earlier than leaving to a standing ovation with 4:46 remaining and Toronto forward 104-73.

Leonard’s profession playoff excessive is 43, set with San Antonio towards Memphis on April 22, 2017. He made 14 baskets in that recreation.

Lowry, who missed all seven makes an attempt in Sport 1, shot eight for 13 and added seven assists.

Aaron Gordon scored 20 factors, Terrence Ross had 15 and Evan Fournier 10 for the Magic, who received Saturday’s Sport 1 104-101 on a tiebreaking three by D.J. Augustin with 4.2 seconds to go.

Nikola Vucevic, who shot three for 14 in Sport 1, struggled once more in Sport 2, going three of seven and scoring six factors.

Augustin, who had 25 factors Saturday, shot 1 for six. Seven of his 9 factors got here on the free-throw line.

Orlando didn’t rating for nearly 5 minutes to begin the sport, lacking its first six shot makes an attempt and 4 straight free throws. The drought ended when Gordon rebounded and scored on Vucevic’s miss from the road at 7:14 of the primary, answering an 11-Zero Toronto run.

Leonard scored 12 factors within the opening quarter because the Raptors led 26-18 after one.

Lowry scored 11 factors within the second and Siakam added six, placing Toronto up 51-39 at halftime. Orlando shot 13 for 40 within the opening two quarters.

Leonard linked of seven of 9 makes an attempt within the third, scoring 17 factors. The Raptors took a 90-66 lead into the fourth.

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