Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Magic adjust in Game 3?

The Raptors punched back in Game 2, and the Magic are going back home to regroup. How will the Magic adjust after Game 2, and what can the Raptors do better? Where do we start with Game 2? The Magic were punked? Wait, that’s too nice. Obliterated? That doesn’t do enough justice. Whichever word you want to use, the Raptors — especially Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Nick Nurse, and, oh heck, the entire fanbase — should feel like they now have the blueprint to eliminate the Magic in this round.
Yes, Game 2 was a blowout for the Raptors, but it just didn’t happen in a flash. Let’s revisit each team’s strategies and how they arrived at that ending. And most importantly, let’s review Game 3 options for the Raptors and Magic to prepare.
For the Magic
The Magic got bullied Tuesday night, and their scoring issues in Game 1 were even magnified in Game 2. Coach Steve Clifford has to find a way to slow down Kawhi, and at the same time put some meat on the backbone of their offense: Nikola Vucevic. But first let’s get to what worked for the Magic in Game 2.

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Author: JD Quirante / Raptors HQ

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