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Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kawhi Leonard missed the NBA playoffs last season, in multiple ways.

He wasn't playing the games.

He wasn't feeling the games, either.

That's not a problem this season for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. Healthy and happy, Leonard has the Toronto Raptors one win away from the second round. He scored 34 points and the Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

''You just want to be out there on the floor, with your teammates and just feel that team spirit and chemistry, just trying to focus on one goal,'' said Leonard, who was out for almost all of last season, his last with San Antonio before an offseason trade to Toronto. ''That's something I was missing, just being out, sitting out. That's why it's a blessing this year just to be able to play and be on the floor, regardless of what the outcome is.''

Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. Toronto has now won three consecutive postseason games, only the third time that's happened in franchise history.

Aaron Gordon scored 25 for the Magic, making his first seven shots of the second half. Evan Fournier scored 19 and Nikola Vucevic added 11 for the Magic, who committed 17 turnovers that became 21 Toronto points.

''We're better than what we've shown,'' Gordon said.

And now the Magic's season is squarely on the brink. There have been 11 teams to successfully rally from a 3-1 series deficit in a best-of-seven NBA series, and of those, only three pulled it off by winning a Game 7 on the road.

So it's not impossible - just highly improbable.

''Our guys have fought hard all year,'' Magic coach Steve Clifford said.

He liked the fight on Sunday, too.

Leonard just always had the better counterpunch.

He made 12 of 20 shots, added six rebounds and scored his 34 points in 35 minutes. He was in total control on both ends, and the Raptors shot 53 percent - a franchise record for a road playoff game. Serge Ibaka scored 13 and Kyle Lowry had nine assists for the Raptors.

''Road wins are the best, especially in the playoffs,'' Leonard said. ''And obviously, we all know the job isn't done yet.''

A flurry at the end of the first half, led by Leonard and Siakam, put Toronto up by double digits and the margin stayed there the rest of the way.

Vucevic missed from close range - the Magic argued that Leonard was guilty of goaltending, the referees disagreed - with about 2:45 left in the half, a disputed play that could have gotten Orlando within seven.

Instead, the Magic went into the break down by 16.

Toronto closed the half on an 11-1 run, with Leonard scoring the first five and Siakam hitting a pair of 3s for the final six. The last of those 3s by Siakam came with 4.5 seconds left, and the Raptors headed into intermission with a 58-42 cushion.

''These series, and the games in the series, are a lot about imposing your will on a team,'' Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.

Whenever Orlando flashed some hope in the third quarter, Leonard immediately snuffed it out.

A dunk by Gordon cut the lead to 13? Leonard made a 3.

A 3-pointer by Fournier to get within 12? Leonard made a pullup.

A stepback by Gordon to get within 12 again? Leonard split defenders, absorbed contact and laid the ball in to start a three-point play.''

''He's a Finals MVP,'' Gordon said. ''He's doing what he's supposed to do. That's what they pay the man for, to come down here and be Kawhi Leonard.''

And before long, there was no more doubt about the outcome. Magic fans started leaving midway through the fourth quarter. The team's dancers gathered for a group photo at midcourt not long after the final buzzer, as if they knew the last home game of the season had just ended.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Toronto is 28-2 this season (and 16-0 on the road) when leading by at least 10 points at the half. ... Leonard's teams are 60-31 when he plays in the postseason. Among players in this year's playoffs with at least 60 postseason wins, only Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry - all Golden State Warriors - have a better winning percentage.

Magic: Orlando, which fell behind 11-0 in Game 2 and 10-0 in Game 3, started Game 4 on a 7-0 run. The Magic started 6 for 6 from the field, and then missed 26 of their next 38 shots - going 1 for 13 from 3-point range during that drought. ... Terrence Ross beat the buzzer for the second straight game; it was a midcourt shot to close the first half of Game 2, and this time it was a 35-footer to end the third quarter.

VIRAL MOMENT

Nurse was trending on social media for much of the game, after a fairly nondescript 3-second call on Fred VanVleet with 2:12 left in the opening quarter elicited quite the reaction from him. Nurse stood almost perfectly still on the sideline after the call, his mouth agape for about 15 seconds in some sort of disbelief. ''Is that a good thing?'' Nurse asked afterward, when told he was a social-media phenomenon.

UNTIMELY

Orlando has dropped three straight, its longest slide since losing four in a row from Jan. 23-29. The Magic have also been held under 100 points in three straight games for the first time since Jan. 6-9.

UP NEXT

Game 5 is Tuesday in Toronto.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45   Bad pass turnover on Kawhi Leonard, stolen by Evan Fournier  
11:36 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 0-2
11:20   Traveling violation turnover on Kyle Lowry  
11:14   Personal foul on Kawhi Leonard  
11:02 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 0-5
10:38   Pascal Siakam missed floating jump shot  
10:35   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
10:31   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
10:27   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:24   Offensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
10:22   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
10:12 +2 D.J. Augustin made reverse layup 0-7
10:09   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
10:09 +1 Kyle Lowry made 1st of 2 free throws 1-7
10:09   Kyle Lowry missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:08   ORL team rebound  
9:52 +2 D.J. Augustin made jump shot 1-9
9:43 +2 Kyle Lowry made driving layup 3-9
9:23   Lost ball turnover on Jonathan Isaac, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
9:10 +2 Marc Gasol made driving layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 5-9
8:43   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:39   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
8:31 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 5-11
8:05   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
8:05 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 6-11
8:05 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-11
7:53   Lost ball turnover on D.J. Augustin, stolen by Danny Green  
7:40 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 10-11
7:07 +2 Pascal Siakam made alley-oop shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 12-13
6:57   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:54   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:46   Personal foul on Aaron Gordon  
6:38 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving dunk 14-13
6:15   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
6:07 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving layup 16-13
5:55   Lost ball turnover on Terrence Ross, stolen by Marc Gasol  
5:51 +2 Kawhi Leonard made dunk, assist by Marc Gasol 18-13
5:36   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
5:36 +1 D.J. Augustin made free throw 18-14
5:33   Personal foul on Danny Green  
5:17 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 18-16
5:08 +2 Danny Green made layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 20-16
4:41   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
4:35   Offensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
4:23   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
4:21   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
4:07 +2 Evan Fournier made driving layup 20-18
3:51 +2 Pascal Siakam made driving dunk 22-18
3:32   Personal foul on Danny Green  
3:21 +2 Michael Carter-Williams made driving layup, assist by Terrence Ross 22-20
3:05   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:03   ORL team rebound  
2:47   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
2:47   Kawhi Leonard missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:47   TOR team rebound  
2:36   Aaron Gordon missed driving layup  
2:30   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:30 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk 23-22
2:12   3-second violation turnover on Fred VanVleet  
2:02   Personal foul on Norman Powell  
1:48   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:44   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
1:19   Personal foul on Fred VanVleet  
1:19 +1 Terrence Ross made 1st of 2 free throws 26-23
1:19 +1 Terrence Ross made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-24
1:08 +2 Pascal Siakam made floating jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 28-24
0:49   ORL team rebound  
0:46   Terrence Ross missed jump shot  
0:42   Offensive rebound by Khem Birch  
0:27   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:24   Defensive rebound by Jodie Meeks  
0:07   Pascal Siakam missed floating jump shot  
0:00 +2 Michael Carter-Williams made jump shot 28-26
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:35   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
11:25 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Serge Ibaka 31-26
11:03 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 31-28
10:43   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
10:22   Offensive foul on Jonathan Isaac  
10:22   Turnover on Jonathan Isaac  
10:03   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot, blocked by Jarell Martin  
9:54   Offensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
9:47 +3 Jarell Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 31-31
9:25   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:21   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
9:10   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
8:59 +2 Norman Powell made reverse layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 33-31
8:37   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
8:26   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
8:18   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:13   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
8:11 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot 35-31
7:53 +2 Khem Birch made hook shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 35-33
7:38 +3 Serge Ibaka made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Norman Powell 38-33
7:25 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 38-35
7:18   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
7:07 +3 Norman Powell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 41-35
6:54   Personal foul on Serge Ibaka  
6:46   Wesley Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:42   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
6:23   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
6:10 +2 Aaron Gordon made layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 41-37
5:44 +2 Fred VanVleet made reverse layup 43-37
5:33   D.J. Augustin missed driving layup  
5:33   ORL team rebound  
5:20 +2 Wesley Iwundu made driving layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 43-39
5:10   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
5:10 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 44-39
5:10 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-39
4:59   Evan Fournier missed driving layup, blocked by Pascal Siakam  
4:58   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
4:32   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
4:04   Kawhi Leonard missed layup  
3:58 +2 Kawhi Leonard made fade-away jump shot 47-39
3:40   Nikola Vucevic missed turnaround jump shot  
3:40   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
3:25   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
3:02 +3 Kawhi Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danny Green 50-41
2:40   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot, blocked by Kawhi Leonard  
2:34   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
2:28 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 52-41
2:12   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Marc Gasol  
2:07   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
1:43   Bad pass turnover on D.J. Augustin  
1:43   Personal foul on Aaron Gordon  
1:32 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 55-41
1:17   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
1:04   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
1:04 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 2 free throws 55-42
1:04   Evan Fournier missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:01   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
0:47   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:44   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
0:25   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
0:04 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 58-42
0:01   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:35   Jonathan Isaac missed dunk  
11:32   Jonathan Isaac missed hook shot  
11:31   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
11:28   Jonathan Isaac missed jump shot  
11:28   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
11:05 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 60-42
10:46 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot, assist by Jonathan Isaac 60-44
10:25   Marc Gasol missed jump shot  
10:23   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
10:20   Jonathan Isaac missed jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
10:12   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:10   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
9:57   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
9:44 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 60-46
9:24   Danny Green missed jump shot  
9:22   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
9:11   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
9:04   Personal foul on Nikola Vucevic  
8:56 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 63-46
8:38   Personal foul on Kawhi Leonard  
8:36   Bad pass turnover on Evan Fournier, stolen by Danny Green  
8:29 +2 Kawhi Leonard made dunk, assist by Kyle Lowry 65-46
8:18   Nikola Vucevic missed floating jump shot  
8:11   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Lowry  
7:59   Personal foul on Marc Gasol  
7:49   Shooting foul on Kawhi Leonard  
7:49 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 65-47
7:49   Nikola Vucevic missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:47   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
7:34   Marc Gasol missed hook shot  
7:30   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
7:23   Nikola Vucevic missed driving layup, blocked by Marc Gasol  
7:20   Offensive foul on Nikola Vucevic  
7:20   Turnover on Nikola Vucevic  
7:02   Kawhi Leonard missed layup  
6:59   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
6:56 +3 D.J. Augustin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 65-50
6:42   Bad pass turnover on Pascal Siakam, stolen by Aaron Gordon  
6:37 +2 Aaron Gordon made dunk 65-52
6:37   Full timeout called  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
5:38 +2 Pascal Siakam made layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 70-52
5:02   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:41   Bad pass turnover on Evan Fournier, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
4:29   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Nikola Vucevic  
4:22 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 70-58
3:56 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 72-58
3:34 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 72-60
3:22 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving layup 74-60
3:22 +1 Kawhi Leonard made free throw 75-60
3:06 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 75-62
2:52   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
2:30   Out of bounds turnover on Khem Birch  
2:11   Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:06   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
2:06 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 75-64
2:06   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
2:06 +1 Aaron Gordon made free throw 75-65
1:44   Norman Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:40   Defensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
1:36   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:33   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
1:25 +2 Norman Powell made layup 77-65
0:43   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:43   Shooting foul on Terrence Ross  
0:43 +1 Serge Ibaka made 1st of 2 free throws 78-65
0:43 +1 Serge Ibaka made 2nd of 2 free throws 79-65
0:36   Personal foul on Danny Green  
0:36 +1 Aaron Gordon made 1st of 2 free throws 79-66
0:36 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 79-67
0:32 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 82-67
0:02   Lost ball turnover on Pascal Siakam, stolen by Michael Carter-Williams  
0:00 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot 82-70

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48 +2 Serge Ibaka made jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 84-70
11:22 +2 Aaron Gordon made fade-away jump shot 84-72
11:01   Fred VanVleet missed driving layup  
10:59   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
10:31 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 86-72
10:17   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:14   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
9:59   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
9:56   Personal foul on Fred VanVleet  
9:47 +2 Khem Birch made driving layup, assist by Wesley Iwundu 86-74
9:47   Shooting foul on Norman Powell  
9:47 +1 Khem Birch made free throw 86-75
9:28 +2 Norman Powell made layup 88-75
9:19   Personal foul on Fred VanVleet  
9:14   Bad pass turnover on Michael Carter-Williams, stolen by Fred VanVleet  
9:14   Shooting foul on Terrence Ross  
9:14 +1 Fred VanVleet made 1st of 2 free throws 89-75
9:14 +1 Fred VanVleet made 2nd of 2 free throws 90-75
9:03   Traveling violation turnover on Terrence Ross  
8:41   Kyle Lowry missed driving layup, blocked by Khem Birch  
8:41   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
8:37   Wesley Iwundu missed layup, blocked by Kawhi Leonard  
8:33   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
8:21 +2 Kawhi Leonard made driving layup 92-75
8:06   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
8:04   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
7:59   Personal foul on D.J. Augustin  
7:41   Norman Powell missed jump shot  
7:38   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
7:31   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:28   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
7:24