Kyle Lowry stars as Toronto Raptors level play-off series with resounding Orlando Magic win

Orlando Magic v Toronto Raptors - Game One

The Toronto Raptors bounced back from their opening play-off defeat with a 111-82 thrashing of the Orlando Magic.

Kyle Lowry was back with a vengeance after a scoreless game one, notching up 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting, while Kawhi Leonard scored or assisted on 17 of the team’s first 26 points.

The Raptors dominated from the off and built up a 24-point lead heading into the final quarter before clinching victory to tie the series at 1-1.

The Denver Nuggets also evened up the scores in their series against the San Antonio Spurs, rallying in the fourth quarter to win game two 114-105.

Jamal Murray had 21 points in the final 12 minutes alone to help the side overcome a 19-point deficit.

Paul Millsap recorded 20 points, while Nikola Jokic was two assists shy of his second triple-double of the series, scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Meanwhile, Damian Lillard continued his impressive form to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 114-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2-0 series lead.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Two

Portland outscored the Thunder 37-21 in the third quarter, before a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Lillard put the side 16 points ahead going into the fourth.

CJ McCollum, who finished on 33 points, had earlier helped erase a 10-point lead for the Thunder, tying the game at the half-time buzzer.

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