Siakam's 30 points leads Raptors to 2-1 series lead in win over Magic

Toronto Raptors broke Orlando's nine-game winning streak at Amway Center as Paskal Siakam scored game-high 30 points and 11 rebounds. He helped the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic with a final score of 98-93, as they took 2-1 series lead in Game 3 of their first round playoff match-up.

Kawhi Leonard, who scored 37 points in Game 2, just had 16 points tonight with 10 rebounds. He shoots only 5-of-19 from the field as he struglled to sink his shots. Coach Nick Nurse revealed that Kawhi had not practiced the past 2 days due to illness and basically endured it all to give Raptors 37 minutes.

Danny Green added 13 points while Kyle Lowry had decent game tonight with 12 points and 10 assists.

Ex-Raptor Terrence Ross led the Magic off the bench with 24 points in 8-of-17 shooting from the floor. Nikola Vucevic chipped in 22 points, to go with 14 rebounds and six assists. 

Orlando got their first lead with 6:58 to play in the third when Vucevic drilled a 3-pointer. But the Raptors answered with an 18-2 run, 9 points from Siakam. They closed the third with a 76-65 lead coming into the final quarter.
Lowry sunks a three-pointer at 7:48 mark in the fourth to give the Toronto a 17-point lead before Ross and the Magic made a 21-10 run to close the gap within four points with 1:55 minutes left.

Ross three-pointer cut the lead to three, but Kawhi Leonard made his two free throws with 12.9 seconds left to win the game and take the series lead.

Magic will face the Raptors again on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Orlando for the Game 4 of this series before going back to Toronto for the Game 5 on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).