Toronto defeats Orlando in Game 3, Raptors lead series 2-1

Game 4 on Sunday

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 98-93 in Game 3 of the first round matchup of the NBA Playoffs.

The Raptors now lead the series 2-1. 

This was the first time in seven years the Magic have had a home playoff game.

The Raptors were 5.5-point Las Vegas favorites. Toronto has been a Vegas favorite before each game of the series.

The Magic won Game No. 1 on Saturday 104-101.

The Raptors won Game No. 2 on Tuesday 111-82.

In Game No. 1, Orlando was lights out from three. Orlando was 14-29 from beyond the arc. D.J. Augustin hit four 3s in the game.

Toronto's defense stepped up in Game 2. 

The Raptors forced 17 turnovers and held the Magic to 37 percent shooting from the field.

Series Schedule:

Game 3: 7 p.m. April 19
Game 4: April 21
Game 5: April 23
Game 6: April 25**
Game 7: April 27**
**If necessary

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