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Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard's game-winner leads Toronto Raptors over Portland Trail Blazers

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Raptors vs. Blazers (NBA Canada Illustrations)

The Toronto Raptors edged the Portland Trail Blazers in a nail-biter 119-117.

In a game that had four lead changes and six ties in the fourth quarter alone, Kawhi Leonard knocked down the game-winning jumper to earn the win.

If you missed any of the action, we had you covered with scoring updates, highlights and more from Toronto's statement win.

FINAL: Toronto Raptors 119, Portland Trail Blazers 117

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10:37 p.m. - And Kawhi Leonard gets it to go! Leonard hits the game-winner to give the Raptors a 119-117 win over the Blazers!

10:33 p.m. - What a finish by Kyle Lowry! The finger roll over Jusuf Nurkic gave the Raptors a one-point lead. They got a stop and Kawhi Leonard knocked down both free throws. They lead 117-114 with 17 seconds left.

10:27 p.m. - What a game we have here! Both teams continue to trade clutch buckets in the final few minutes. Damian Lillard knocks down an open three only for Danny Green to respond right away with a clutch three of his own. The score is tied at 113 with 57 seconds to go.

10:20 p.m. - And just like that, we have a tied ball game. Damian Lillard knocks down a 3-pointer to even things at 103 with 3:25 to play.

10:08 p.m. - A 7-2 run to start the fourth quarter brings the Trail Blazers right back in this one. They trail 91-95 with just over eight minutes to go. Once again it was Jake Layman who sparked the run to get things going for Portland.

End of third quarter: Raptors 93, Trail Blazers 84

9:55 p.m. - Toronto holds a 93-84 lead going into the final quarter. They survived a 14-point quarter by C.J. McCollum, who now has 31 points on a career-high-tying seven made 3-pointers. The Raptors shot 57.9 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from 3-point land to maintain their lead.

9:44 p.m. - The Raptors can't miss. Kyle Lowry has knocked down two consecutive 3-pointers and Toronto is 5-for-7 from the field in the quarter. They extend their lead to 86-74, their largest of the game.

9:37 p.m. - A lot of offence to get the second half started as the Raptors remain in the lead 76-71. C.J. McCollum has stayed hot with nine points out of the gate.

Halftime: Raptors 61, Trail Blazers 54

9:14 p.m. - The Raptors lead the Blazers 61-54 at the half behind a huge first two quarters from Marc Gasol, Kawhi Leonard, and Pascal Siakam. Leonard has been unstoppable in the first half with 18 points. Gasol is making the most of his opportunity with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists while Siakam's red hot 3-point shooting continues, going 2-for-2 so far.

C.J. McCollum is keeping Portland in this one with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, converting three of his four 3-point attempts.

9:00 p.m. - Six straight points from Kawhi Leonard has the Raptors back on top. The All-Star forward had an and-1, followed by a 3-pointer to force the Blazers to take a timeout. Raptors lead 44-39 midway through the quarter.

8:54 p.m. - A quick 9-2 run for the Blazers gives them a 35-33 lead early in the second quarter. Jake Layman scored seven of Portland's nine points to spark the run.

End of first quarter: Raptors 31, Trail Blazers 24

8:44 p.m. - Jeremy Lin comes in and scores six quick points to help give the Raptors a 31-24 lead after one. Kawhi Leonard leads the team with eight points and Toronto is shooting 65.0 percent from the field.

8:36 p.m. - The Raptors lead the Blazers 25-22 with just over two minutes to go in the quarter. C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard have gotten things going with seven and five points, respectively. Lillard also threw down this vicious dunk despite a slight challenge from Kawhi Leonard.

8:23 p.m. - A lot of Marc Gasol early in this one as the Raptors lead 11-6. In his second start as a Raptor the big man has five points and an assist out of the gate. Also, Pascal Siakam broke Moe Harkless' ankles but didn't finish the layup.

Pregame

8:09 p.m. - The Blakers will go with Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Maurice Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic - their usual starting five.

6:49 p.m. - Nick Nurse announced pregame that Marc Gasol will start over Serge Ibaka at centre. He'll go up against Jusuf Nurkic, who is averaging 15.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Blazers this season.

This will be Gasol's second start with the Raptors. He finished with 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in his first, but Toronto lost by double figures to the Orlando Magic.

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