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Toronto Raptors defeat Oklahoma City Thunder 123-114 in overtime

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George [NBA Getty Images]

The Toronto Raptors almost let this one get away.

They allowed the Oklahoma City Thunder to make a late push and send the game into overtime.

The Raptors held off OKC in OT to come away with the victory.

If you missed any of the action, we had you covered with live updates throughout the game below!

Toronto Raptors at Oklahoma City Thunder

Preview | Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 123, Thunder 114

12:23 p.m. - Without Paul George in overtime, OKC struggled to score. Their first bucket did not come until there was 30 seconds remaining in the extra period. Kawhi Leonard scored five points in OT to lead the Raptors to victory.

End of regulation: Raptors 110, Thunder 110

12:08 a.m. - We're headed to overtime. Paul George scored nine straight points for OKC before a Russell Westbrook fastbreak layup tied the game. Pascal Siakam was called for an offensive foul on a game-winning shot attempt and Westbrook missed a tough bid at the buzzer.

George has fouled out of the contest.

12:00 a.m. - The Thunder have made one final push in this one. They trail 110-105 with the ball with 45.0 seconds to go. Paul George has scored six straight points for his team to keep OKC alive.

11:53 p.m. - Any time the Thunder start to make progress in starting a comeback the Raptors have had an answer. Russell Westbrook drained a 3-pointer to make it an eight point game, but four straight points from Pascal Siakam give Toronto a 104-92 lead with just under five minutes remaining.

11:44 p.m. - OKC began to cut into the Raptors lead but a timely Fred VanVleet 3-pointer put the Raptors back in control. They lead 100-89 with 6:47 to go in the game.

End of third quarter: Raptors 92, Thunder 78

11:30 p.m. - The Raptors lead the Thunder 92-78 after three quarters. It's a balanced scoring attack from the Raptors' starting unit - Pascal Siakam (23 points), Danny Green (17 points), Fred VanVleet (16 points) and Kawhi Leonard (15 points) are all in double figures. They're shooting extremely well from both the field (57.9 percent) and the beyond the arc (54.2 percent).

Russell Westbrook has a game-high 30 points, doing his best to keep OKC in the game. Leonard is doing a fantastic job defending Paul George, who has just 10 points on the night.

11:03 p.m. - The Raptors go on an 8-0 run in the first minute and 22 seconds of the second half to expand their lead to 71-55. A Marc Gasol 3-pointer, followed by a Kawhi Leonard bucket and a Danny Green three sparked the run.

Halftime: Raptors 63, Thunder 55

10:44 p.m. - Toronto leads OKC 63-55 in a high scoring first half. Pascal Siakam leads all scores with 17 points on just 12 shots. Fred VanVleet and Kawhi Leonard both have 11 points in the half.

Russell Westbrook has been a bully in this game so far, he has a team-high 16 points. The Thunder had a chance to cut into the Raptors lead when Dennis Schroder buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer but the referees waived it off as the shot did not leave his hands in time.

10:25 p.m. - The Raptors are still having no issues scoring the ball. Kawhi Leonard has five quick points in the quarter to give his team a 49-38 lead with seven minutes remaining in the half.

End of first quarter: Raptors 39, Thunder 31

10:13 p.m. - Toronto leads 39-31 after one quarter. Pascal Siakam is filling it up early with 10 points, five rebounds and two assists and the Raptors shot 70.0 percent for the quarter. Paul George has eight points to go with Russell Westbrook's nine to lead the Thunder.

10:03 p.m. - Danny Green has caught fire burying three 3-pointers giving the Raptors a 24-23 lead with just over three minutes in the quarter. Russell Westbrook continues to attack early to keep OKC close.

9:54 p.m. - At the first stoppage in play the Thunder lead the Raptors 13-12. Russell Westbrook (5 points) and Fred VanVleet (4 points) are battling early in this one.


9:49 p.m. - Before the game's start, the Thunder retired Nick Collison's jersey into the rafters!

9:30 p.m. - The Thunder started their usual starting five of Russell Westbrook, Terrence Ferguson, Paul George, Jerami Grant and Steven Adams.

8:17 p.m. - The Raptors will start Fred VanVleet in place of Kyle Lowry and keep Marc Gasol starting at centre.

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