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Kawhi Leonard's 37 points not enough as Thunder snap four-game skid with win over Raptors

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Pascal Siakam guards Russell Westbrook (NBA Getty Images)

On Friday, the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder met for the second and final time this season.

In the first matchup, Pascal Siakam led the Raptors while Russell Westbrook paced the Thunder with a game-high 42 points.

The Thunder responded Friday night with a seven-point win thanks to a hot-shooting second half. After trailing by 10 at the half, OKC outscored Toronto 68-51 in the final 24 minutes to escape Scotiabank Arena with a 116-109 win.

If you missed any of the action, check below for updates and highlights from throughout the night.

Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Preview | Box Score | Play-by-Play

Final: Thunder 116, Raptors 109

10:00 p.m. - Let the final stats tell the story:

9:50 p.m. - The Oklahoma City Thunder will snap a four-game losing streak as they outscore the Raptors 68-51 in the second half to earn a seven-point win.

The Thunder were led by the trio of Paul George, Dennis Schroder and Russell Westbrook - George led the way with a team-high 28 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists while Schroder added 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds off the bench. Westbrook recorded his 28th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists.

Kawhi Leonard, who scored 20 points in the fourth quarter alone, finished with a game-high 37 points in under 36 minutes of action. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points while Danny Green added 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc.

Turnovers were a big issue for the Raptors, as they committed 22 turnovers on the night.

9:41 p.m. - Two free throws from Russell Westbrook and a driving layup from Dennis Schroder put the Thunder up eight points late.

Kawhi Leonard responds with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to five, but Westbrook calmly knocks down two more free throws.

Timeout on the floor.

OKC leads 116-109 with 19.2 seconds remaining.

9:46 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard finds Marc Gasol inside for a dunk - his first bucket of the night.

The Raptors now trail 110-106 with 1:30 to play.

9:40 p.m. - This one might come down to the wire.

Kawhi Leonard gets the call as he finishes through contact to cut the deficit to five. He's now got 31 on the night and the Thunder's Jerami Grant has now fouled out.

Timeout on the floor as it's 106-101 with 3:35 remainig. Kawhi will have an opportunity to cut it to four after the break.

9:34 p.m. - OKC is firing on all cylinders.

The Thunder have now his 12 3-pointers in the second half and are out to a 10-point lead with 5:41 remaining in the fourth.

Timeout Toronto as it trails 104-94 past the midway point of the final frame.

9:30 p.m. - Paul George sinks a 3-pointer to put the Thunder up five points and on the ensuing possession, Kawhi Leonard has the ball tapped out of bounds for a stoppage in play.

Timeout on the floor.

With 6:50 remaining in regulation, OKC leads Toronto 96-91.

The Raptors will have possesion when they come out of the break.

9:24 p.m. - Things are getting intense: After Toronto regains a two-point lead, an errant closeout by Serge Ibaka results in a rare flagrant and-one in which Dennis Schroder knocked down a jumper.

The flagrant was called as a result of the Thunder guard landing on Ibaka's foot, but he appears to be okay.

The Thunder are back up one point with just over nine minutes to play.

End of Third Quarter: Thunder 83, Raptors 80

9:15 p.m. - The Thunder close the quarter on an 11-1 run to take a lead into the final frame, outscoring the Raptors 35-22 in the period.

Paul George's 18 points lead OKC, who has benefitted from the scoring of four other players: Jerami Grant, Russell Westbrook, Dennis Schroder and Terrance Ferguson.

For Toronto, it was Pascal Siakam's quarter. The candidate to win Most Improved Player scored 12 points in the third - over half the team's offence.

9:12 p.m. - OKC comes out of the timeout on an 8-0 run to take its first lead since the first quarter.

It's 80-79 with under a minute remaining.

9:07 p.m. - 2:39 remains and Toronto's lead is back up to seven points.

Timeout on the floor as Toronto leads 79-72.

As the third quarter winds down, the Raptors look to get their lead back to double digits.

9:05 p.m. - Once down 13 points, the Thunder use a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to four.

With 3:40 remaining in the quarter, Toronto leads 76-72.

8:55 p.m. - A little under five minutes have passed in the second half and the Raptors are still ahead.

Toronto leads 70-61 with 7:10 remaining in the third.

Pascal Siakam, who scored 13 points in the first half, is now up to 21 points on the night.

Halftime: Raptors 58, Thunder 48

8:45 p.m. - Take a look at some halftime stats

8:32 p.m. - One half is in the books and the Raptors head into the locker room with a 10-point lead.

Danny Green, who is 5-for-7 from deep, leads all scorers with 15 points. Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard have each scored 13 points for Toronto, who is shooting 59 percent from the field as a team.

OKC is led by 13 points from Paul George (on 4-for-6 shooting) while Dennis Schroder has 11 points (on 4-for-7 shooting) off the bench. Russell Westbrook has scored seven points on the night, but is 3-for-10 from the field.

In what has largely been a great first half for Toronto, the one negative has been turnovers - the team has committed 12 which has led to 10 points from the Thunder.

8:30 p.m. - "Give me that!"

Pascal Siakam gets a big block on one end and pushes coast-to-coast and finds Danny Green for his fifth 3-pointer of the night.

8:22 p.m. - The Thunder respond with a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to four and the Raptors call for time.

It's 47-43 with 4:57 left in the second quarter.

8:17 p.m. - Danny Green is doing it all. He's now 4-for-4 from deep for a game-high 12 points and a slick pass leads to a Serge Ibaka dunk to give the Raptors an 11-point lead.

Timeout on the floor as Toronto now leads 45-34 with 6:43 remaining in the half.

For OKC, Paul George is up to 11 points on the night, but the team is shooting 12-for-31 from the field.

8:06 p.m. - Jeremy Lin drives for a layup to give the Raptors a nine-point lead, and Billy Donovan has seen enough.

The Thunder's head coach calls for timeout just 18 seconds into the second frame.

End of First Quarter: Raptors 29, Thunder 22

8:03 p.m. - Fred VanVleet cruises down the lane for a buzzer-beating layup to put the Raptors back up seven at the end of one.

VanVleet has six points on the night, but Toronto is led by Danny Green and Pascal Siakam, who both scored nine points apiece.

The Raptors finished the first frame shooting 68.8 percent from the field.

Jerami Grant (eight), Paul George (six) and Russell Westbrook (five) have combined to score 19 of the Thunder's 22 points.

7:57 p.m. - Danny Green is on fire!

The Raptors sharpshooter is 3-for-3 from deep early on and now has a game-high nine points.

Timeout on the floor and Toronto leads 19-16 with 2:56 remaining in the first quarter.

7:48 p.m. - We've reached the first break in action as the Raptors lead 11-8 just over five minutes into the first quarter.

Kawhi Leonard is off to a hot start, he leads all scoreres with five points while Marc Gasol has a game-high three assists early on.

7:42 p.m. - Pascal Siakam drains a corner three to get the Raptors on the board first, and things are underway at Scotiabank Arena.

Pregame

7:17 p.m. - The Thunder will start Russell Westbrook, Terrance Ferguson, Paul George, Jerami Grant and Steven Adams.

6:47 p.m. - The Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol against the Thunder.

Kyle Lowry will miss his second consecutive game with a sprained ankle. Nick Nurse said before the game that they expect Lowry to return sometime next week .

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