Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard says he’s recovered from flu-like symptoms

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2). (Frank Gunn/CP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said he’s feeling better ahead of Sunday’s Game 4 of Toronto’s first-round playoff series against Orlando.

Leonard had an off-night in Toronto’s 98-93 victory over the Magic in Friday’s Game 3, scoring 16 points on 5-for-19 shooting.

Coach Nick Nurse revealed after the game that Leonard had been feeling under the weather and hadn’t practised in two days, calling Leonard’s performance that night "gutsy."

"Just some flu-like symptoms," Leonard said at Sunday morning’s shootaround. "It doesn’t mean anything. No excuses over here. That’s why I didn’t say anything to nobody."

Asked how he got better, Leonard said "Just hydrating."

Leonard’s struggles in Game 3 came after a brilliant 37-point performance in a Game 2 rout of Orlando.

The Raptors lead the series two games to one. Game 5 is Tuesday in Toronto. Game 6, if necessary, would be back in Orlando.

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