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Pascal Siakam Just Did Something A Raptors Player Hasn't Done Since 2008 The Toronto Raptors have a rising star in small forward Pascal Siakam who is not afraid of the bright lights. In Game 3 of the Raptors' first round series against the Orlando Magic, Siakam put up 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead Toronto to a huge road win.
Kyle Lowry pulls off crucial rebound in crazy ending of Raptors-Magic Game 3 Kyle Lowry made the biggest play of Game 3 between the Raptors and Magic, securing a crucial offensive rebound after a wild Orlando comeback.
Nick Nurse admits Kawhi Leonard was not feeling well, didn't practice before Game 3 vs. Magic Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says star small forward Kawhi Leonard hasn't been feeling well over the past few days and didn't practice before Game 3 of their first round series against the Orlando Magic. There was no way Leonard was going to miss Game 3, though.
The Raptors' post-season education gets another pass in Game 3 win over Magic On Friday the saving grace was Pascal Siakam, whose 30 points and 11 rebounds on 13-for-20 shooting provided the antidote to Leonard's struggles and Kyle Lowry's just-OK 12 points and 10 assists on 4-for-10 shooting.
Raptors Reaction Podcast - Siakam's Star Rises as Raptors Take Game 3 Host Samson Folk is jovial as the Raptors take down the Magic in Game 3. Mitchell Robinson Award: Terrence Ross. Reggie Evans Award: Pascal Siakam. Enter your email address:.
Raptors overcome the Magic in Game 3, 98-93 Despite a loose whistle and a difficult night for Kawhi Leonard and the bench, Toronto won Game 3 98-93, taking a 2-1 series lead and wrestling back home court advantage from the Orlando Magic.
Kyle Lowry Breaks DeMar DeRozan's Incredible Playoff Record With Raptors Kyle Lowry played his 52nd playoff game for the Toronto Raptors Friday night, passing former teammate and close friend DeMar DeRozan. Lowry set a new franchise high as he entered Game 3 of the Raptors' first-round series against the Orlando Magic. The 33-year-old point guard has missed the playoffs just once since his arrival in Toronto in 2012.
Raptors take 2-1 series lead with 98-93 win - Moments after Pascal Siakam led the Raptors to victory Friday night, a reporter began to ask the Game 3 star about the fact he'd only played seven years of organized basketball. Danny Green stopped the reporter mid-sentence. "What?" Green said, with a look of disbelief.
Raptors impose their will in Game 3 road win over Magic Fighting foul trouble and a rare off-night offensively from Kawhi Leonard, Toronto's ability to "impose its will" on the game at the most significant moments was the difference in a spellbinding 98-93 victory over the Magic at an electric Amway Center.
Quick Reaction: Raptors 98, Magic 93 TOR Raptors 98 Final Box Score 93 ORL Magic A+ P. Siakam42 MIN, 30 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST, 0 STL, 13-20 FG, 3-4 3FG, 1-1 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 13 +/ - Spicy P was on fire from the get-go. While many of the Raptors were slow to find their footing, Siakam torched the.
The Raptors are becoming experts at the transition game And yet, given the relative unfamiliarity of key players - and that's unfamiliarity as measured against the comparative roster continuity of the more established contenders who have kept their cores together for years - this is a team that's still learning as it goes, even as it attempts to go deep into the playoffs.
Nick Nurse Credits Serge Ibaka For Doing A Big Sacrifice For The Raptors Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says big man Serge Ibaka has accepted his bench role in the most professional manner. The Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies at the February trade deadline. Nurse decided to insert Gasol into the starting lineup and move Ibaka to the bench.
The Real Reason Raptors Coach Didn't Sub Out His Starters In 4th Quarter Of Game 2 vs. Magic - Revealed Nick Nurse says the Warriors' historic collaps was the reason why he didn't take out the Raptors' starters in Game 2 against the Magic despite their lead.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Toronto Raptors take Game 3 behind 98-93 win over Orlando Magic Pascal Siakam finished with 12 points in the first quarter. Nikola Vucevic had a pair of buckets to get him on the board with four points. 7:35 p.m. - It's still Pascal Siakam getting it done for the Raptors - he has eight points and five rebounds with 3:41 left in the frame.
LIVE: Raptors turn up the intensity against the Magic in Game 3 But after playing poorly in Game 1 and so well in Game 2, it's impossible to know for certain how the third game might unfold. The Magic were playing their first home playoff game since Game 4 of a first-round series in May, 2012. Game 4 in the series with the Raptors is Sunday here and Game 5 is in Toronto on Tuesday.
Raptors vs. Magic Game 3 Thread: Updates, TV info, and more The Raptors looked strong in Game 2, but now they head to the Magic Kingdom for the first playoff game in Orlando in seven years. How will Toronto fare? Let’s watch.
Pre-game news and notes: Projecting some adjustments for game three OG Anunoby remains out, but Patrick McCaw is probable. PG: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Jeremy Lin. SG: Danny Green, Patrick McCaw, Jodie Meeks. SF: Kawhi Leonard, Norman Powell, Malcolm Miller. PF: Pascal Siakam. C: Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Eric Moreland, Chris Boucher.
Less has turned out to be more for Raptors big man Serge Ibaka Gives players the opportunity to be on a winning team, let you play for something - always trying, always challenging - and that's what brings out the best of us in sport." Despite the travails of the regular season, Ibaka has become a much more open book in is third season with the Raptors, more public and more engaging.
Raptors survive late-game surge in Orlando to win Game 3 The Orlando Magic made a late-game push, but the Toronto Raptors managed to hang on for the victory in Game 3 while taking a 2-1 series lead.
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Raptors down Magic, show why they shouldn't fumble this time around ORLANDO - The 'Days Since Toronto Raptors Playoff Panic' calendar can now be set to Four. It might be a franchise record. After the customary fumbling of their first home game in this series against the Orlando Magic, the Raptors have shown in different ways that it should not be much of a matchup.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Four takeaways from a hard-fought Game 3 between the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic Siakam finished the game with 30 points and 11 rebounds. The last time a Raptor put up those numbers in a playoff game was Chris Bosh in 2008. The Raptors needed a big game out of Siakam because Kawhi Leonard didn't play to his usual standard. After going off for 37 points in Game 2, Leonard was limited to only 16 points in Game 3.
Kemba Walker Will Leave the Hornets for This Reason The Charlotte Hornets are not looking forward to free agency and that's because their best player Kemba Walker will be a free agent. To make matters worse, Walker looks like he will be leaving. The blame lies on the Hornets and their lack of effort to make a playoff run.
Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Magic adjust in Game 3? That doesn't do enough justice. Whichever word you want to use, the Raptors - especially Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Nick Nurse, and, oh heck, the entire fanbase - should feel like they now have the blueprint to eliminate the Magic in this round. Yes, Game 2 was a blowout for the Raptors, but it just didn't happen in a flash.
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