Toronto and Portland one step away from the semi-finals

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The Toronto Raptors and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively, and went up 3-1 in their respective series.

The Raptors dominated the Magic in Orlando and cruised to an easy win (85-107). Toronto was in front for the majority of the night and led by as many as 25 points to seal the deal.

Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 34 points for the winners, whereas Aaron Gordon posted a game-high 25 points for the losing squad.

Game 5 will be played in Toronto on Tuesday (85-107).

For their part, the Blazers played very well on the second half and rallied past the Thunder in Oklahoma City (98-111).

After a balanced first half (46-50), the visitors took over and were in front for the entire second half. They led by as many as 19 points and cruised to the win.

C.J McCollum (27 points) and Damian Lillard (24 points) combined for 51 of the winners’ 111 points. On the other hand, Paul George had a game-high 32 points for the losing squad.

Game 5 will be played in Portland on Tuesday (23/04).

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