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Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: Live highlights, updates, box score and more

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The Toronto Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics in what many believe could be a preview of this year's Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night and walked away with a 113-101 win.

Catch up with all the highlights from the first of four meetings between the two teams below.

Boxscore | Play-by-play

End of game 113-101 Raptors

When the Raptors needed it most they got a 10-0 run in crunch time to put the game away. Kawhi Leonard led the way with a game-high 31 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lowry was terrific down the stretch defensively taking two key charges on Jayson Tatum and Serge Ibaka rewarded Nick Nurse for putting him into the starting lineup by posting 21 points, six rebounds and a block.

Kyrie Irving led the way for the Celtics with 21 points, six assists in the loss.

End of Third Quarter 82-79 Raptors

Kawhi Leonard had 15 points in the third quarter as the Raptors erased a four-point halftime deficit and turned it into a three-point lead heading into the fourth. Leonard leads all scorers with 24 points, eight rebounds in 27 minutes. After struggling from the land beyond in the first quarter the Raptors have gone 7-for-14 since. Boston has been a force on the offensive glass with 13.

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And again Kawhi...this time from Lowry.

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Kawhi is not fooling around in the third.

End of Second Quarter 53-49 Celtics

Toronto had six turnovers in the first quarter, only one in the second as they battled back eventually taking the lead in the second quarter - but Jaylen Brown knocked down two momentum-shifting threes that helped give Boston back the lead heading into halftime. Serge Ibaka continued his strong play from the first period heading into the locker room with a game-high 13 points in 16 minutes. Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving lead the way for the Celtics at the half with nine points each.

Jayson Tatum avoiding the contact for the finish.

Kawhi with the pull-up three in transistion.

End of First Quarter 25-18 Celtics

Celtics take a seven point lead into the quarter break. Both teams struggling from the three point line - Raptors: 3-for-13 Celtics: 3-for-10. Despite picking up two quick fouls Al Horford stayed in the game and finish the quarter with a team-high six points, three rebounds and two assists in 9 minutes. Serge Ibaka got the start over Jonas Valanciunas and delivered six points in nine minutes of play.

KLow7 with the deep trey ball.

Al Horford gets the party started with a triple. Friendly rims for the vistors.

Pregame

Raptors' will insert Serge Ibaka into the starting unit with Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and Pascal Siakim.

Celtics' starting five will be Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Hordford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown. Brown caught up with Celtics.com pregame.

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