The Toronto Raptors are into the Eastern Conference semi-finals after a convincing 150-122 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4.
The win marks the first-ever series sweep for the Raptors as they posted their highest-ever postseason total with 150 points, beating the previous mark of 134, which they set in Game 1.
Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell were huge off the bench, with Ibaka recording 27 points and 15 rebounds, while Powell logged a playoff career-high 29 points. The Raptors bench piled up 100 points. You read that correctly. 100 points. Their bench outscored the Nets reserves 100-45.
Pascal Siakam added 20 points on the night and a career-high 10 assists. Caris LeVert led the Nets with 35 points, six rebounds, and six assists on the night.
The Raptors will be monitoring the health of Kyle Lowry, who exited the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
For more on the game, check below for updates and highlights.
Final Score: Raptors 150, Nets 122
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9:10 p.m. - That's game for Toronto! They're into the second round, setting up a clash with the Boston Celtics.
8:55 p.m. - Davis gets another triple to go as the shot clock expires. He's up to 14 points off the bench for the Raptors. Make that 85 points for the Toronto bench.
Rook ballin' today pic.twitter.com/aSDB4Cyo2p- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 24, 2020
8:50 p.m. - Both teams empty the benches to begin the fourth quarter as the Raps continue to knock down shots. Matt Thomas hits three quick buckets, including two 3-pointers. Timeout Nets.
End of third quarter: Raptors 116, Nets 87
8:40 p.m. - The Raptors are closing in on their first-ever series sweep, building a 29-point lead heading into the fourth after outscoring the Nets 39-19 in the period.
What a way to end the quarter as Davis gets the buzzer-beater to go!
Terence Davis buzzer-beater 🚨 pic.twitter.com/8VLCLoUycw- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 24, 2020
Ibaka and Powell have been HUGE off the bench. Ibaka is up to 27 points and 14 rebounds.
Norm x Serge =- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 24, 2020
56 Pts | 18 Reb | 8 3pm | 81 FG% pic.twitter.com/fjdxWnw4Hg
8:38 p.m. - VanVleet assigned a Flagrant 1 foul after wrapping up Dzanan Musa on a drive to the hoop. He shots two free throws and misses both. Siakam goes down the other end and buries a three.
8:32 p.m. - Norm Powell is filling it up for Toronto, bringing up his carer playoff career-high with 29 points.
Norm Powell THROW DOWN! 😤#NBAPlayoffs on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/MJcf5HQHZr- NBA (@NBA) August 24, 2020
8:30 p.m. - The Nets' cold shooting continues. They're now just 1-of-12 from the field in the third.
8:28 p.m. - The Raptors' second unit is firing on all cylinders. Their bench has outscored the Nets reserves 49-9, midway through the third!
8:25 p.m. The Raptors' scorching shot-making is the difference in Game 4. Powell and VanVleet hit back-to-back triples and just like that the lead is out to 23 points, thanks to a 16-2 run.
Midway through the third quarter, the Raptors have shot 35-of-59 (59.3%) from the field!
How you gonna leave coach hanging like that, @FredVanVleet 😂 pic.twitter.com/N20j6WEE1g- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 24, 2020
8:20 p.m. - The Raps put the clamps down on defence to open the second half, holding Brooklyn to 0-of-6 from the field. The lead is back up to 14 points.
8:14 p.m. - VanVleet is back in the game to start the third after sitting the entire second quarter with foul trouble. He starts in the backcourt alongside Powell.
Half-time: Raptors 77, Nets 68
7:55 p.m. - The Nets have trimmed the lead back to nine points after trailing by as many as 17 in the period. LeVert is up to 26 points at the half after scoring 15 in the second quarter.
Ibaka leads the Raptors with a near double-double of 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Powell has 16 and Siakam 12.
The Raptors' 77 points is a franchise record for most points in a half in the post-season. The previous record was 76.
Pick-2!@CarisLeVert | #BrooklynStrong pic.twitter.com/a36Y9aYdad- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 23, 2020
7:50 p.m. - O.G. Anunoby's not giving away anything easy at the rim, sending LeVert's shot attempt flying!
* @OAnunoby voice *- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020
7:40 p.m. - Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka have got it going in the second as the Raptors build their biggest lead of the night, 64-47.
Ibaka is a perfect 7-of-7 from the field for his 15 points. Powell is up to 14. He's also got three fouls midway through the second.
7:37 p.m. - LeVert has the hot hand after burying his fourth 3-pointer of the game. He's up to 22 points in the first half.
7:35 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is OUT for the rest of the game with an ankle injury. Despite his absence and VanVleet's foul trouble, the Raptors haven't missed a beat, extending their lead to 14 points (57-43).
Kyle Lowry (ankle) will not return tonight.- Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 23, 2020
7:32 p.m. - LeVert hits another triple. The Nets star is up to 18 points, having scored their last seven!
7:29 p.m. - Kyle Lowry injury update. With VanVleet in foul trouble, the Raptors backcourt is under some early pressure.
Injury update: Kyle Lowry, turned left ankle. Return TBD.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020
End of first quarter: Raptors 39, Nets 32
7:20 p.m. - After a high-scoring first quarter, the Raptors take a seven-point lead into the break. Their right in their groove offensively, shooting 15-of-25 from the field (60%)!
Gasol leads the Raps with 9 points, followed by Siakam with 8 and Powell and VanVleet with 6 apiece.
Johnson and LeVert lead the Nets with 11 points each, combining for 22 of their 32 first-quarter points.
7:17 p.m. - Terence Davis with the GROWN MAN MOVE!!
.@TerenceDavisJr ALL UP ON HIS HEADTOP pic.twitter.com/NWSkQmchnx- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020
7:11 p.m. - Kyle Lowry gets up gingerly after a collision with Chris Chiozza, with 3:08 remaining in the period. He's heading back to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury.
7:08 p.m. - VanVleet heads to the bench with 5:06 remaining after picking up his third foul.
7:04 p.m. - A much-improved start for the Nets, they lead 18-17, already surpassing their first-quarter total (17) from Game 3. Johnson and Caris LeVert getting shots to fall early.
7:00 p.m. - VanVleet gets the deep three-pointer to go. Tyler Johnson answers back immediately, with a deep three of his own.
6:55 p.m. - Marc Gasol gets the Raptors going early with a quick 5 points. Nets lead 10-7.
Gasol is feeling it early as it knocks down the three!- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) August 23, 2020
📺: TSN | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/cRJMMcMnsA
Your 2020 Coach of the Year!
Round of applause for Coach 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/xOg6qWRKKB- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020
Nothing new for Toronto's starting lineup here - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/qanRrc8dbR- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020
The Nets will start Caris LeVert, Tyler Johnson, Garrett Temple, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Jarrett Allen.
The Game 4 5️⃣ | @Hersheys- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 23, 2020
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is ACTIVE for tonight's contest after missing Game 3 with a knee injury.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is available- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) August 23, 2020
Terence Davis pays tribute to Kobe on his birthday with his pregame fit.
Mamba Mentality pic.twitter.com/0GmclqPQSp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2020