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We knew the Raptors would come out in must-win mode, and did they ever, beating the Magic by Toronto’s largest postseason margin of defeat in franchise history.

The Raptors used their recipe for playoff success - offense from Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry, and a strong defense - to defeat the Magic in Game 2, writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.

The Raptors managed Kawhi Leonard’s minutes during the regular season, and now they have him right where they want him, Parry writes.

After the Raptors destroyed the Magic in Game 2, it’s time for Orlando fans to bring playoff passion, writes Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel.

Steve Clifford worried that if the Magic’s offensive struggles weren’t solved, it would lead to disaster in Game 2, and he was right, writes John Denton of

The Magic have the home court advantage now, and that should give them confidence, writes Josh Cohen of

Creating offense is Orlando’s big concern after a disastrous Game 2, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

Jonathan Isaac draws inspiration from his middle name, Robbins writes.

Nikola Vucevic, held to six points on 3-for-7 shooting, earned a D for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic needed Nikola Vucevic to be himself in Game 2, Spencer R. Henderson of Orlando Magic Daily wrote prior to the game.

Three takeaways from the Magic’s Game 2 loss to the Raptors, courtesy of Daniel Lubofsky of Hoops Habit.

Five thoughts on the Raptors win over the Magic, courtesy of Josh Kern of Raptors HQ.

With a Kawhi Leonard-driven offense surrounded by well-fitting pieces, and a suffocating defense, was the playoff Raptors team that was envisioned, writes Blake Murphy of The Athletic.

Kawhi Leonard balanced aggression and caution perfectly for the Raptors, writes Eric Koreen of The Athletic.

The Raptors found the best version of themselves in Game 2, writes Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.

10 things from Game 2 of the Magic/Raptors series, courtesy of William Lou of Yahoo Canada Sports.

The big wonder of the Raptors was if Kawhi Leonard could elevate his play in the postseason, and how good would it make the team? Leonard was at his best while powering the Raptors over the Magic in Game 2, writes Doug Smith of the Toronto Star.

The Game 2 response shows what Kawhi Leonard plus Kyle Lowry can equal, writes Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.

It may have come later than expected, but the playoff Raptors arrived in force in Game 2, writes Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun.

Kyle Lowry is at his best when his reputation is on the line, writes Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun.

Kawhi Leonard proved to be the anecdote to the Raptors’ playoff jitters, writes Seerat Sohi of Yahoo Sports.