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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) scores as Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) defends during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round playoff series Tuesday in Toronto.

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night in Toronto, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece.

Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never trailed and led by as many as 34.

Game 3 is Friday night in Orlando.

Despite playing in foul trouble for much of the night, Leonard finished with a career playoff-high 15 field goals. He made his first nine attempts from inside the arc before missing a layup. He shot 15-for-22 before leaving to a standing ovation with 4:46 remaining and Toronto ahead 104-73.

Leonard's career playoff high is 43, set with San Antonio against Memphis on April 22, 2017.

Lowry, who missed all seven attempts in Game 1, shot 8-for-13 and added seven assists.

Aaron Gordon scored 20 points, Terrence Ross had 15 and Evan Fournier 10 for the Magic, who won Saturday's Game 1 104-101 on a tiebreaking 3 by D.J. Augustin with 4.2 seconds to go.

Nikola Vucevic, who shot 3-for-14 in Game 1, struggled again in Game 2, going 3-of-7 and scoring six points.

Augustin, who had 25 points Saturday, shot 1-for-6. Seven of his nine points came at the free-throw line.

Orlando didn't score for almost five minutes to start the game, missing its first six shot attempts and four straight free throws. The drought ended when Gordon rebounded and scored on Vucevic's miss from the line at 7:14 of the first, answering an 11-0 Toronto run.

Leonard scored 12 points in the opening quarter.

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