April 17, 2018, 10:14 pmJonas Valanciunas - C - Toronto Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas shot 8-for-11 from the field for 19 points, 14 boards, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes to send the Wizards to an 0-2 hole in the series on Tuesday.
The big man has turned things around the second half of the season, and it's certainly carrying into the playoffs. He didn't need many minutes tonight to put up a nice double-double, sitting in the post and shooting a high percentage. Expect him to destroy Gortat and Mahinmi the rest of the series.
April 19, 2019, 11:13 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner scored 13 points on 4-for-10 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, two blocks and one three in Friday night's home loss in Game 3.
Turner was team-worst minus-17 on the night as he particularly struggled from three-point range (1-for-5). Indiana was expected to at least compete in this first-round series with Boston and Turner failing to take on more of the scoring load with Victor Oladipo injured is not helping their case to avoid a sweep.
April 19, 2019, 11:09 pmThaddeus Young - F - Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young posted 11 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Celtics.
Young contributed a well-balanced stat line in Game 3 but Indiana couldn't make enough shots down the stretch to defend their home court. All the attention will turn to avoiding the sweep next time up as Boston took a 3-0 lead.
April 19, 2019, 10:57 pmTyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers
Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in 21 minutes off the bench including four three-pointers in Friday's loss to the Celtics.
Evans was on fire going 6-for-10 from the field and 4-for-6 from three. He was a big part in the Pacers jumping out to a halftime lead, but wasn't able to will them to the win.
April 19, 2019, 10:26 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam dropped an efficient 30 points on 13-for-20 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, four assists and three threes in Friday night's 98-93 win over the Magic.
Siakam led Toronto in field goal attempts on a night where Kawhi struggled to make a consistent impact and his team needed every bit of it to outlast a pesky Orlando team on the road. The Cameroonian forward has been on fire to start the playoffs and will look to keep it going in Game 4.
April 19, 2019, 10:19 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard had 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal as the Raptors were able to find enough scoring from the supporting cast to beat the Magic on Friday night.
Aaron Gordon matched up with Kawhi for most of this one and did a good job keeping him uncomfortable as he struggled with a 5-for-19 shooting night. Head coach Nick Nurse indicated after the game that Leonard has been dealing with an illness that kept him from practicing the last two days so that may have had something to do with his struggles as well.
Source: Mike Ganter on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 10:12 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry posted 12 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, two threes, one steal and one block in Friday's win on the road against the Magic.
Not only did Lowry have a nice full line, he made a lot of hustle plays that helped Toronto to an ugly playoff win on the road. He is responding nicely after struggling in Game 1, proving that he can be productive in the playoffs.
April 19, 2019, 10:05 pmDanny Green - G/F - Toronto Raptors
Danny Green notched 13 points with three three-pointers, one steal and one block on Friday night.
On a night where Kawhi didn't have it going from three (0-for-3), Green stepped up with an efficient shooting night and his trademark defense to help Toronto win an ugly one on the road.
April 19, 2019, 10:00 pmNikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic finally looked like himself on Friday night as he dropped 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and one steal as the Magic fell 98-93 to the Raptors at home.
Vucevic broke out of his playoff slump, but unfortunately Orlando dealt with poor shooting nights from DJ Augustin (3-for-7) and Evan Fournier (1-for-12) that ultimately sunk them on their home floor.
April 19, 2019, 9:53 pmAaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon only scored 10 points on 4-for-10 shooting with seven rebounds and one steal on Friday night.
While Gordon's line doesn't jump off the page, it was Kawhi's struggles from the field (5-for-19) that highlighted the impact he had on this game. Gordon's strong defensive effort helped the Magic stay alive on a cold shooting night but it wasn't enough to win.
April 19, 2019, 9:46 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac chipped in a solid performance on Friday night against the Raptors with 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two made threes.
Isaac was a big part of how Orlando was able to keep the game close in the first half, but his struggles from the field (4-for-11) and three (2-for-7) kept him off the floor in the fourth quarter as the his team attempted a final comeback.