Raps go up 3-1 in a series for first time

Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The Toronto Raptors have now held the Orlando Magic to under 100 points from games 2 to 4, as they took a 3-1 lead on Sunday night by winning 107-85.

The 107 points that the Raptors scored were the most scored on a road playoff game in franchise history.

Kawhi Leonard felt much better on Sunday as opposed to Friday when he was suffering from flu-like symptoms because he scored 34 points in game 4. He shot 12-20 and also had six rebounds. Pascal Siakam shot 50% from the field as he scored 16 points and also had six boards. Kyle Lowry had nine points and nine assists.

The Raptors bench had 38 points, with the scoring coming from Norman Powell, Serge Ibaka, and Fred VanVleet. Powell shot 7-9 and had 16 points, Ibaka shot 5-6 and had 13 points with eight rebounds, and VanVleet scored nine.

Aaron Gordon led Orlando scorers with 25 points, he also had seven rebounds and five assists. Evan Fournier bounced back with 19 points after a couple quiet outings. Terrence Ross played 31 minutes off the bench but only scored five points.

This new-look Raptors side has focused on quick tempo passing to find the open man, and Marc Gasol’s vision has been a key contributor.

The Raptors had six blocks on the night, including two each from Gasol and Leonard.

Ibaka and Siakam participated in the block party as well.

Kawhi Leonard has been showing his playoff power throughout this series which will undoubtedly continue.

The Raptors look to close out their quarter-final matchup against Orlando at home at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Featured image from Don Juan Moore/Getty Images.

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