STINSON: Raptors let loose Kawhi Leonard on hapless Magic

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard holds the ball as Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon defends during first half NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday

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Yes, Marc Gasol was involved in a late defensive mix-up with Kawhi Leonard that helped cost the Raptors Game 1 in their playoff series against the Orlando Magic, but that shouldn't overshadow the excellent work he has done so far on Nikola Vucevic.

Kyle Lowry also made up from scoreless stint to finish with 22 points on an 8-of-13 clip in the game that the Raptors controlled all the way and built double-digit leads as high as 34. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 4.5 rebounds.

Even as No. 7-seeded Orlando found a way to edge No. 2-seeded Toronto in Game 1, Vucevic hadn't showcased his usual effective post ups.

Those books were quickly hit with Raptors action, and by the end of Saturday night Toronto was up to -9.5 behind roughly 80% of early bets, which is where the line remained for a few days. The Magic have won and covered the spread in five straight games now. "I've just gotta figure it out, find a way to be more aggressive and more efficient offensively".

The margin is only four points.

Augustin's journey to the present did include a 10-game stint with Toronto in the 2013-14 season, before the Raptors made a decision to keep Dwight Buycks over him.

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Despite being in foul trouble most of the night, Leonard shot 15 for 22 to surpass his previous playoff career-high of 14 made field goals set in 2017 with San Antonio, and received a loud standing ovation from the red-clad Scotiabank Arena crowd when he left the game with just under five minutes to play. However, would this narrative be as talked about if the Raptors would have came out on top against the Magic on Saturday?

The Raptors came out scorching hot with Leonard leading the way as the main catalyst, consistently going on runs, extending the lead and they never looking back. After his first free throw attempt missed, the applause reached a crescendo, climaxing as the second shot fell through the net. Augustin read a pick and roll perfectly as the Raptors confused their coverage and drained a 3-pointer. Really, just trying to play team basketball, get to my spots, see if I draw two [defenders].

The Orlando Magic look to take advantage of home court advantage and improve to a 2-1 series lead.

Augustin had played for seven National Basketball Association teams before he landed in Orlando, plugging away at each stop, trying to earn some kind of permanency to his career - he did spend four seasons in Charlotte before short stints with six other teams, including Toronto - and while he isn't an all-star like Lowry is, Augustin's peripatetic plod home has some relevance to Lowry. "They had something to do with it but that we were not the team tonight that we've been". And then at the beginning of the third quarter, they. Through two playoff games, he's totalled just 17 points and 14 rebounds on 6-for-21 (29 per cent) shooting.

The Raptors kept Orlando off the scoreboard for the game's first four minutes, sprinting out to an 11-0 lead. The 23-year-old shooting guard has been out since he sprained his right thumb on March 30. The game ended 111-82 in Toronto's favour. The Magic went 25-16 there, just 17-24 on the road.

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