The Toronto Raptors “figured it out” after dropping Recreation 1 in opposition to Orlando, in keeping with Kyle Lowry, rallying again to win 4 in a row en path to the second spherical of the NBA playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard led the best way with 27 factors Tuesday night time in a series-clinching 115-96 Recreation 5 win over the Magic.
The Raps anticipate a “great series” in opposition to the Philadelphia Sixers in Spherical 2.
Per The AP:
“We kind of figured it out and made a good adjustment after Game 1,” Lowry stated. “We were a little bit too soft in coverages and we figured it out really quickly, what we wanted to do, how we needed to help each other and how we needed to play. To figure it out that quick is a really good thing for us. We’ve just got to continue to build off it.”
Toronto will face Philadelphia within the second after the 76ers eradicated Brooklyn Tuesday. It’s the fourth straight yr the Raptors have reached the second spherical.
“Should be a great series, man,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse stated of dealing with the Sixers. “Obviously, it’s a team with tremendous size, starting right off the bat with (Joel) Embiid inside. But they’re big all over.”
Leonard made Eight of 11 pictures, together with 5 of 5 from 3-point vary, because the Raptors jumped on Orlando early and by no means trailed. Leonard additionally made all six of his free throws. He checked out to cheers of “MVP, MVP” with 8:05 to play and Toronto up 105-75.
“Kyle played great tonight,” Leonard stated. “He got us all going with that amazing first quarter. We all just fed off his energy.”