Thursday , January 21 2021

Kawy has 37 points, Lowry adds 22 as Raptors even a series



Toronto – Kawhi Leonard scored 17 of his 37 points in the third quarter and Kyle Laurie added 22 to return from his countless performance in Game 1, as Toronto Raptors shook Orlando Magic with 111: 82 on Tuesday.

Toronto's victory sends the best of the seven playoff series for Orlando tied in one game per head.

Three nights after 104-101 Orlando anxiety in game 1, Raptors turned over with vengeance, controlling the escape game.

Leonard shot 15 at 22, but outstriped his previous career career with 14 goals scored, set in 2017 with San Antonio and received a strong ovation from the Scotiabank Arena team when he left the game with just under five minutes to play.

Pascal Siaqam damaged by 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka had 13 points.

Aron Gordon had 20 points to lead the Magic, who drove a wave of momentum in the playoffs, which corresponded to the Toronto record of 22-9 in the last 31 games to win the number 7 in the Eastern Conference. The former rapper Terence Ross had 15 points.

Raptors never lagged behind, charging the first half with 16 points, turning 24 points in the third, largely thanks to the spectacular third quarter of Leonard. The Raptors lead 90-66 with a quarter left to play.

Toronto kept his proverbial leg on the throat of Magic in the last 12 minutes, holding Orlando for the first five minutes. Things got hotter after the part when Michael Carter-Williams he threw his elbow on Laurie's face, which almost threw the guard off his feet. Lowry shot a technical blow to Toronto with 33 points.

With the game easy in hand, Raptors coach Nick Nersey went deep into his bench, and the crowd joined them with Lurie and Siacak, when they were crushed with three and a half minutes to play.

Norman Powell connected with three pointers soon after setting Raptors 34 points, sending many fans to the exit to overcome the rush.

Leonard, who was expected to bypass his game to equalize when the playoffs spun off, was brilliant on Tuesday, attracting the exciting scans from the scouting crowd Scotiabank Arena, and when he made a foul for a three-point third-order game in which he mercilessly fined Magic , the crowd shouted "MVP!"

Three nights after having scored points of 0, Lowry got his first point – free-throw – only 92 seconds in the game, with a high pension his wife Ayana, who was sitting on the ground on the road to a foul line. Lowry missed his first, but with the crowd of Scotiabank Arena, which he rolled, he made the second. The audience broke up.

Four minutes later, the five-point star had a twinkling blast at his first goal field goal.

Despite the regular season with 58 wins and with a rating built with a championship, Raptors on Saturday fell on an ugly decision at his last moment, causing memories of so many previous losses on the first day and for the nervous fans of Raptors.

But where Reptors was insufficient in defending the huge pieces of Saturday's game, they were locked from the top for Tuesday's opening, flooded and quenched the Magic, forcing 17 turnovers for 26 points. Toronto made just seven turnovers for nine points.

Raptors kept Orlando from the table for the first four minutes, winning a lead of 11-0. They will increase their lead to 13 points before taking the lead from 26-18 in the latter.

Toronto continued to accelerate the pace in the second, and two free throws of Siacam with 2:27 left in the frame set the home team to 16. Raptors entered a break in the half-time leading with 51:39.

Game 3 and 4 are Friday and Sunday in Orlando.


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