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NBA Talk #97: Pascal Siakam's 30 points too much for Orlando
Image Source What's up basketball fans! I am here again @dwin0603 to give you another exciting basketball discussion for another episode of NBA Talk, and today we will have a short recap of the match between the Toronto Raptors VS the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of their best of 7 playoff series. Let's do this! The Toronto Raptors are now leading 2-1 after they beat the Orlando Magic in Game 3, 98-93 on Friday night. The Raptors avoid a huge comeback by the Magic and seal the win led by rising star Pascal Siakam. Game Recap The Raptors are looking to finish off this season early as they started the game with a 10-0 run and showed the Magic that they are hungry and wanted to end it as fast as they can. It took Orlando a while to make their own run and close the gap to only 5 points to end the first quarter. The second period was a close one as both teams go at it back and forth and Terrence Ross ended the first half with half court buzzer-beating three making it 48-45. In the third period, Magic all-star center Nikola Vucevic came alive after a slow start scoring multiple buckets inside and outside the paint to take momentum and the lead, 61-60. But after that lead, the Raptors exploded with a 16-0 run in the next 4 minutes of action and held on on that lead for good. Both Pascal Siakam and Danny Green went perfect in that certain period shooting 3 for 3 a piece. Orlando struggled to make a basket missing 10 consecutive. Image Source With less than 8 minutes left in the fourth and final quarter, Kyle Lowry hits a three to take their biggest lead of the night, 83-69. But, in a blink of an eye, the Orlando Magic came back and Terrence Ross' cold-blooded three cuts the deficit to just 3 points, 96-93 with 40 seconds to go. Then, Kawhi Leonard missed his next shot but luckily for the Raptors, Lowry got the offensive rebound which forced the Magic to intentionally foul and the game was out of reach after Kawhi sinks both free throws. Raptors win Game 3. Stats Pascal Siakam - 30 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast Kawhi Leonard - 16 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast Kyle Lowry - 12 pts, 5 reb, 10 ast Nikola Vucevic - 22 pts, 14, reb, 6 ast Jonathan Isaac - 14 pts, 7 reb Aaron Gordon - 10 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast Source