NBA: Nuggets, Raptors bounce back; Blazers up 2-0

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) – Playoffs action in the National Basketball Association (NBA) continued with three matches on Tuesday night as Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets bounced back in the series, while Portland Trail Blazers took a commanding 2-0 series lead.

In the Nuggets-Spurs series' second match, the San Antonio Spurs built a 19-point lead but the Nuggets — behind Jamal Murray's 21 points in the 4th quarter — managed to comeback and won the game 114-105.

Despite being in danger to go down 0-2 in the series at Pepsi Center, Nuggets managed to erase 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

The series will now shift to San Antonio, the AT&T center, the home of the Spurs.

– Raptors even series

The Raptors managed to defeat Orlando Magic 111-82 at home to even the series at 1-1.

Raptors' superstar Kawhi Leonard was influential in the win, scoring 37 points on 15/22 shooting from the field.

Pascal Siakam also added 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry — who was scoreless in the first match — chipped in with 22 points and 7 assists.

The series will shift to Orlando, Magic's home court.

– Trail Blazers go up 2-0 against Thunder

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-94 to go up 2-0 in the series.

The dynamic duo of Portland, CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard were once again huge in victory, combining for 62 points to grab the win.

Maurice Harkless also scored 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds.

The series will now head to Oklahoma, with Portland leading 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.