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NBA Playoffs 2019: Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points as Raptors take commanding 3-1 series lead over Magic

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The Toronto Raptors put forth a dominant performance in Game 4, earning a 107-85 win over the Orlando Magic to take a 3-1 series lead with an opportunity to close the series out Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena.

If you missed any of the action, check below or live updates, highlights and more from tonight's contest

Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic

Preview | Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 107, Magic 85

9:20 p.m. - It's a wrap in Orlando.

Behind Kawhi Leonard's 34 points, the Raptors take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Toronto's All-Star was one of seven Raptors to finish with at least eight points as Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each finished with 16 points apiece, Serge Ibaka contributed 13 points, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored nine points and Danny Green finished the night with eight points.

The Raptors finished the night shooting 40-for-75 from the field (53.3%) and outrebounded the Magic 45-34 in the game.

9:14 p.m. - An alley-oop finish from Pascal SIakam puts an exclamation point on a dominant performance from the Raptors, who lead by 20 points with under three minutes remaining.

It's 102-82 with 2:52 left in the game and it appears that Toronto will head back to Scotiabank Arena with an opportunity to close Orlando out Tuesday night.

It's been a team effort for the Raptors, who have seen seven players score eight or more points on the night.

9:06 p.m. - We've passed the midway point in the third quarter and the Raptors have maintained a commanding lead.

WIth 5:46 remaining in regulation, Toronto is up 96-77. Timeout on the floor.

In addition to 32 points from Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors have benefitted from 14 points from Pascal Siakam as well as 13 points from reserve big man Serge Ibaka and 11 points from reserve guard Norman Powell.

Orlando is led by 25 points from Aaron Gordon and 16 points from Evan Fournier. As a team, the Magic have failed to get going from the perimeter as they are now 6-for-24 (25%) from deep.

8:58 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard is getting it done on both ends!

He gets a big block on the defensive end, then brings his point total on the night to 32 with a tough drive to the basket.

Orlando calls for a timeout as it trails 92-75 with 8:21 remaining in the game.

End of Third Quarter: Raptors 82, Magic 70

8:48 p.m. - A buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Terrence Ross cuts the deficit to 12 points for the Magic, who trailed by as many as 19 in the third frame. It's a timely bucket for Ross, who had failed to score from the field prior to that moment.

Kawhi Leonard has a game-high 30 points and is scoring in a variety of ways. Orlando doesn't seem to have an answer for Kawhi's offensive arsenal.

Aaron Gordon is leading the way for the home team as he scored 16 points in the third quarter to bring his total to 23 points on the game. In addition to his scoring, Gordon has pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists.

8:40 p.m. - There's a timeout on the floor with 2:39 remaining in the quarter and Toronto leads 75-62.

Kawhi Leonard continues his big night as he's up to 30 points (on 11-for-17 shooting) in addition to six rebounds and two assists.

Orlando is led by 18 points from Aaron Gordon, who has scored 11 in the third quarter alone.

8:31 p.m. - After going down by 19 points, Orlando responds with a quick 6-0 run and Nick Nurse signals for a timeout.

Toronto leads 65-52 with 6:37 remaining in the third quarter.

Kawhi Leonard leads all scorers with 22 points (on 8-for-12 shooting) while Kyle Lowry has contributed nine points and six assists.

The Magic are led by 13 points from Aaron Gordon while the defence of Marc Gasol has made things difficult for Nikola Vucevic, who has nine points on 4-for-11 shooting from the field.

Halftime: Raptors 58, Magic 42

8:15 p.m. - Halftime stats:

8:06 p.m. - Behind 18 first-half points from Kawhi Leonard and 12 from Pascal Siakam, the Raptors head into the break with a 16-point lead after closing the half on a 15-3 run.

Toronto finishes the half shooting 22-for-39 (56.4%) from the field and 8-for-18 (44.4%) from beyond the arc.

Orlando, on the other hand, has connected on just two of its 14 3-point attempts in the first half (14.3%).

The Magic are led by nine points from Evan Fournier but have been hampered by their eight turnovers which have led to 11 points from the Raptors.

7:58 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard is heating up!

The Raptors All-Star forward is up to a game-high 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field. He's doing it in a variety of ways, too.

Toronto is out to a 50-41 lead with under three minutes remaining in the half.

The Magic are led by the trio of Nikola Vucevic (eight points), Evan Fournier (eight points) and Aaron Gordon (seven points), who have combined for over half of the team's offence.

7:47 p.m. - Both offences have gotten going in the second period, but the Raptors have used their 3-point shooting to get out to a six-point lead as we approach the midway point of the quarter.

Toronto is 3-for-5 from deep in the frame and has gotten out to a 41-35 lead. Timeout on the floor with 6:54 left in the half.

Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka have each knocked down a triple in the frame and Toronto is now 5-for-12 from deep on the night.

Orlando is 2-for-11 from deep so far in the game, with one of its makes coming from Jarell Martin, who has not played much in the series prior to tonight. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic each lead the way with a team-high eight points

End of First Quarter: Raptors 28, Magic 26

7:37 p.m. - One quarter is in the books and the Raptors take a two-point lead into the second after a Michael-Carter Williams jumper beats the buzzer.

Kawhi Leonard leads all scorers with nine points for Toronto, who has shot 11-for-19 from the field. Pascal Siakam has added six points and two assists and Danny Green has scored five points for the Raptors.

Nikola Vucevic continues to find his stride for Orlando as he finishes the first quarter with a team-high eight points on 4-for-5 shooting. D.J. Augustin has added five points on 2-for-2 shooting.

7:35 p.m. - Serge Ibaka with a BIG TIME block

7:28 p.m. - Since the 9:52 mark of the first quarter, the Raptors have outscored the Magic 21-11 to get out to a 22-20 lead

With 2:47 remaining in the frame, Toronto calls for a timeout.

Kawhi Leonard now leads all scorers with eight points (on 3-for-5 shooting) and plays like this show he is feeling much more like himself.

Orlando is led by six points from Nikola Vucevic, but the team has already committed six turnovers in less than 10 minutes of play.

7:19 p.m. - There's a timeout on the floor with 6:46 remaining in the first quarter and we've reached out first break in the action.

After getting out to an eight-point lead to start, Orlando's lead has been trimmed to one after an 11-4 run from Toronto.

It's 13-12 as we near the midway point.

It's been a balanced attack both ways as Nikola Vucevic and DJ Augustin have each scored a game-high four points for the Magic, who are 6-for-7 from the field early on.

The Raptors are led by Danny Green and Kyle Lowry, who have each scored three points apiece.

7:11 p.m. - Nikola Vucevic gets the night started with a jumper from the free throw line to get Orlando on the board first.


6:20 p.m. - As expected, Toronto once again will go with a starting lineup of Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

5:00 p.m. - The Magic will again go with a starting lineup of D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic.

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