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Raptors' Kawhi Leonard in better health ahead of Sunday's Game 4

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said he's feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 4 of Toronto's first-round playoff series in Orlando at 7 p.m. ET. He was held to 16 points in Friday's win while battling "flu-like symptoms."

Star forward battled 'flu-like symptoms' in Game 3 win over Magic

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard says he's feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 4 against the Magic in Orlando. He was limited to 16 points in Friday's victory, saying he was battling flu-like symptoms. (Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard said he's feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 4 of Toronto's first-round playoff series in Orlando at 7 p.m. ET.

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.

Head coach Nick Nurse revealed after the game that the 27-year-old forward 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."

WATCH | Pascal Siakam's big Game 3 pushes Raptors past Magic:

Pascal Siakam's game-high 30 points led Toronto to a 98-93 win over Orlando, giving the Raptors a 2-1 series lead. 2:05

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

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

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