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Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Game 2: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

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The Boston Celtics rode the hot hand of Marcus Smart and the late-game heroics of Kemba Walker to take a 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors.

Jayson Tatum led the way with a game-high 34 points while the Raptors were led by 20 points from OG Anunoby.

If you missed any action, check below for live updates, stats and highlights from throuhgout the game.

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Game 2: Live score updates, news, stats and highlights

Final: Boston Celtics 102, Toronto Raptors 99

8:15 p.m. - After getting a stop down three, Fred VanVleet fails to connect on a triple to tie and the Celtics will take it.

Boston now has a 2-0 series lead.

8:12 p.m. - The call stands but on the next play, Pascal Siakam steps out of bounds.

Boston ball.

8:09 p.m. - A driving Pascal Siakam is stripped by Marcus Smart and there's a review on the out-of-bounds call.

With 35.1 seconds remaining, Toronto will be taking it out from under the basket if the call stands.

8:06 p.m. - Kemba Walker creates space from Serge Ibaka and sinks a jumper from the elbow.

Celtics lead 102-99 with 41 ticks remaining.

Timeout Raptors.

8:04 p.m. - After sinking a technical free throw, Kyle Lowry steps to the line and hits two free throws.

Boston leads 100-99 with under a minute left.

8:01 p.m. - Under two minutes remain and the Celtics hold a 100-96 lead.

This one could be going down to the wire.

7:59 p.m. - Marc Gasol is whistled for a blocking foul on a driving Jayson Tatum.

That's six fouls on the night for Gasol, who exits with six points and four rebounds in 21 minutes.

7:56 p.m. - The Raptors won't go away.

After falling behind by eight, they respond with a quick 5-0 run to make it a one-possession game.

Timeout on the floor.

Boston leads 95-92 with 3:34 remaining in regulation.

7:49 p.m. - It's been the Celtics quarter so far.

Boston has hit SIX 3s, the latest coming from Jayson Tatum. It has now outscored Toronto 23-9 in the frame.

The Celtics lead 93-87 with 5:41 remaining in regulation.

Timeout Raptors.

7:45 p.m. - Marcus Smart is on another level.

He's now hit five 3s. In the fourth quarter alone.

7:38 p.m. - After hitting just one of his first five 3-point attempts, Marcus Smart has come alive.

He's hit three triples early in the fourth and the Raptors lead has dwindled to one.

Nick Nurse signals for a timeout as the Raptors lead 80-79 with 9:38 on the clock.

End of Third Quarter: Toronto Raptors 78, Boston Celtics 70

7:31 p.m. - Toronto outscores Boston 30-20 in the third to take an eight-point lead into the fourth.

Jayson Tatum leads all scorers with 29 points while OG Anunoby leads the Raptors with 17.

In the third, Toronto held Boston to just 5-for-21 (23.8%) shooting from the field including 1-for-9 from 3. Conversely, the Raptors shot 10-for-21 from the field and 4-for-9 from beyond the arc.

7:25 p.m. - The call has been OVERTURNED.

It's a foul on Marcus Smart and Fred VanVleet's layup counts.

Toronto leads 78-66 after Pascal Siakam hits a free throw.

It's an 11-0 run for the Raps.

7:23 p.m. - The Raptors continue rolling and we've got a timeout on the floor as Nick Nurse signals for a coach's challenge.

Here's the situation:

Toronto leads 75-66 and in transition, Fred VanVleet hits a layup that would put the team up by 11 only an offensive foul is called on Pascal Siakam, who appeared to have made contact with Marcus Smart.

It's unclear who intitiated.

The play is under review.

7:17 p.m. - OG Anunoby is making his stamp on the game.

Anunoby is up to a team-high 17 points and his making plays on both ends of the floor.

Toronto now leads 72-66 with 3:46 remaining in the frame.

Timeout Boston.

7:08 p.m. - We've reached the first timeout of the second half.

Just over five minutes into the third, Toronto holds a 62-59 lead.

The Raptors, who didn't shoot a free throw in the first half, are now 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the quarter. Pascal Siakam (14), Fred VanVleet (14) and OG Anunoby (12) have combined to score 40 of the team's 62 points.

Jayson Tatum is up to 21 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field and perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the free throw line.

7:02 p.m. - OG Anunoby is heating up.

He's got 12 points so far and is a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc so far.

Halftime: Boston Celtics 50, Toronto Raptors 48

6:45 p.m. - The halftime stats tell a lot:

6:40 p.m. - Pascal Siakam knocks down a deep triple to cut the deficit to two at the break.

Siakam's got 11 on the night, second behind only Fred VanVleet, who leads the Raptors with 14 points.

Jayson Tatum leads all scorers with 16 points while Jaylen Brown has scored 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field.

6:31 p.m. - A transition layup from Fred VanVleet ties things up and we've got a timeout on the floor.

It's 40-40 with 3:58 remaining before the halftime break.

Timeout on the floor.

VanVleet is up to a team-high 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting after struggling throughout Game 1. His layup gives Toronto nine fast break points in the half, surpassing the mark of seven from Game 1.

6:23 p.m. - At the first break in action of the second frame, the Celtics lead 35-34.

6:37 remains in the half.

Officials are currently reviewing a foul committed by Brad Wanamaker on Kyle Lowry.

Jayson Tatum is up to a game-high 14 points while Serge Ibaka has joined Fred VanVleet with a team-high nine points.

6:19 p.m. - We've got early minutes from both Chris Boucher and Terence Davis II.

While both have brought the energy, Davis has picked up three fouls five minutes into the second and will head to the bench.

End of First Quarter: Toronto Raptors 28, Boston Celtics 28

6:09 p.m. - At the end of one, we're all tied up at 28.

A mid-range jumper from Robert Williams III knotted things up during the quarter's final seconds. Williams has a game-high 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting and is now 10-for-10 for the series.

The Raptors are led by nine points from Fred VanVleet, who is shooting 4-for-6 from the field.

As a team, Toronto has pushed the pace, matching its total from Game 1 with seven fast break points in the first quarter alone.

6:01 p.m. - With 2:53 left in the first, the Raptors hold a 23-19 lead.

Timeout on the floor.

OG Anunoby, who has knocked down two triples is up to six points in the game, tied with Fred VanVleet for a team-high.

Jaylen Brown leads all scorers with eight points.

5:52 p.m. - Make it a 7-0 run for the Raptors, who now lead 15-9 with 6:26 remaining in the first.

We've reached our first break in the action.

Timeout Celtics.

Early on, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet have gotten out to a good start, scoring four points apiece on combined 4-for-5 shooting.

Four points from Jayson Tatum lead the way for Boston.

5:46 p.m. - After trailing throughout Game 1, Toronto Raptors get on the board first courtesy of a Marc Gasol layup, assisted by Pascal Siakam.

Game on.

Pregame

5:15 p.m. - For the Celtics, it'll be a starting unit of Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis.

5:10 p.m. - Same starting five for the Raptors, who are going with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

5:00 p.m. - The Raptors have arrived and look ready to roll.

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