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Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors defeat Boston Celtics 118-95 behind Pascal Siakam's 25 points

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Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard [NBA Getty Images]

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Boston Celtics 118-95, using a huge second quarter to decide the outcome of the game.

Pascal Siakam was incredible again, scoring a game-high 25 points to help the Raptors to victory. With tonight's win, Toronto tied the season series with the Celtics at two games apiece.

If you missed any of tonight's action, we had you covered with live updates, highlights and more!

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

Preview | Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 118, Celtics 95

10:31 p.m. - Toronto closed out the game with a 118-95 victory. Pascal Siakam's 25 points and eight rebounds led the way, shooting 10-for-16 from the field and 4-for-5 from three. Kawhi Leonard's 21 points and six rebounds, as well as Serge Ibaka's 14 points on near-perfect shooting played a key role in the win.

The Celtics shot their second-worst percentage from the field (38.4 percent) and three (20.0 percent) this season.

10:10 p.m. - The Raptors lead 104-81, up by 23 points with eight minutes remaining.

End of third quarter: Raptors 95, Celtics 68

9:58 p.m. - The Raptors lead 95-68 going into the fourth quarter. Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard have 23 and 21 points, respectively. The Raptors are shooting north of 50.0 percent from both the field and beyond the arc. The Celtics are shooting 19.0 percent from long range.

9:50 p.m. - Pascal Siakam is on fire! He gets the shooters roll out of a post move on Kyrie Irving to force a Celtics' timeout. The Raptors lead 88-64 with two and a half minutes to go in the third.

9:46 p.m. - The 3-pointers continue to drop for Toronto. Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka knock down consecutive 3-balls to extend the Raptors' lead to 84-62.

9:35 p.m. - The Celtics start the quarter with a quick 7-2 run, forcing Nick Nurse to take a timeout. The Raptors still lead 68-52.

End of first half: Raptors 66, Celtics 45

9:16 p.m. - The Raptors close out arguably their best quarter of basketball this season leading 66-45. Pascal Siakam's 14 points and Kawhi Leonard's 12 points lead the team but Kyle Lowry's play has been terrific despite a poor shooting half. He has five rebounds, eight assists and has been terrific on the defensive end.

9:08 p.m. - The Raptors now have their lead up to 20. They've used a 29-5 run to take a 59-39 lead with three minutes to go in the half. It's been an extremely balanced scoring attack for Toronto, but Kawhi Leonard is now up to eight points after a steal and fast break finish.

8:59 p.m. - The Celtics stop the bleeding but not until the Raptors got their run up to 18-0. Boston went the first five minutes and 20 seconds of the quarter without a made field goal.

8:51 p.m. - The Raptors use an 13-0 run to take a 43-34 lead early in the second quarter. A pair of threes from Norm Powell and a 3-ball from Marc Gasol sparked the Raptors' run. Jaylen Brown has three fouls and has gone to the bench.

End of first quarter: Celtics 32, Raptors 30

8:42 p.m. - The Celtics lead the Raptors 32-30 after one. The young guys are going to work early as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have seven points each. Pascal Siakam's 11 points leads the Raptors, with Jeremy Lin contributing a key six points in six minutes off the bench.

8:34 p.m. - A Jaylen Brown and-1 finish brings the Celtics down one, 24-23, with just over two minutes left in the quarter. Free throw to follow the media timeout. Pascal Siakam is 3-for-4 from the 3-point line, killing the Celtics from the corner.

8:28 p.m. - Danny Green has two personal fouls early as he heads to the bench midway through the first quarter.

8:23 p.m. - Both teams are getting any shot they want as the Raptors are out to an early 14-12 lead. Pascal Siakam is off to a good start with five points.

Pregame

8:00 p.m. - The Celtics will go with Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Al Horford as a starting five.

7:40 p.m. - The Celtics will be without Aron Baynes and Brad Wanamaker tonight.

7:37 p.m. - The Raptors will return to their normal starting lineup of Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka.

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