We have ourselves a series.
It came down to the wire, but the Toronto Raptors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 3 courtesy of a last-second 3-pointer from OG Anunoby.
Kyle Lowry led the way with 31 points for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet chipped in with 25 points, followed by 16 points from Pascal Siakam, 12 points from Anunoby and 10 points from Marc Gasol.
For more on the game, check below for updates and highlights.
End of fourth quarter: Toronto Raptors 104, Boston Celtics 103
9:16 p.m. - Oh. My. Goodness.
OG Anunoby makes a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the game.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!??!?! pic.twitter.com/9dfLglhKM5- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 4, 2020
What a play by Nick Nurse, what a pass by Kyle Lowry, what a shot by Anunoby. That was special.
9:15 p.m. - Fred VanVleet ties the game up at 101 with an acrobatic layup ... only for Kemba Walker to do this on the ensuing possession:
KEMBA TO THEIS WITH 0.5 REMAINING! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/yP6STSRSze- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 4, 2020
What a pass.
0.5 to go. One more chance for the Raptors.
9:13 p.m. - Kyle Lowry scores a layup with 1:01 to go, giving him 31 points for the game and cutting Boston's lead to two.
9:18 p.m. - Four quick points for the Celtics out of the timeout. They're back in the driver's seat.
JB DELIVERS THE SLAM 💥 pic.twitter.com/DrbXyW2yYO- Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 4, 2020
9:07 p.m. - Jayson Tatum with another beautiful assist. He continues to grow as a passer.
Marvelous wrap-around pass from Jayson Tatum. Dude's turning into a legit playmaker. Whew. pic.twitter.com/7bOHOB3pty- Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) September 4, 2020
9:05 p.m. - Tied at 95 with 4:08 to go. This one is going down to the wire, folks!
9:01 p.m. - Wow. Norman Powell with the deeeeeeeep 3-pointer.
BIG SHOT NORM pic.twitter.com/0Mw8zCzn14- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 4, 2020
8:52 p.m. - Kemba Walker has ice in his veins. Just when the Raptors were getting into a rhythm, Walker draws a charge on Fred VanVleet in transition, converts an And-1 and then drains a midrange pull-up.
In 👏🏾 his 👏🏾 bag 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/NCJnAYDnJg- Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 4, 2020
Now the Celtics are ahead by two with 8:43 to go.
8:47 p.m. - Fred VanVleet opens the fourth quarter with back-to-back 3s, the second of which gives the Raptors a two point lead. Strong start for the Raptors.
STEADY FREDDY pic.twitter.com/BqZC3ospi8- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 4, 2020
End of third quarter: Boston Celtics 80, Toronto Raptors 76
8:43 p.m. - It's a two possession game heading into the fourth quarter.
Following a quiet first half, Pascal Siakam came alive for the Raptors in the third quarter with 12 points. Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry weren't far behind him with nine points each.
PointsBet now gives the Celtics a 59.9 percent chance of winning this game, down from 67.8 percent at the half.
8:34 p.m. - Goodness. What a dunk by Robert Williams.
Time Lord drops the HAMMER 🔨 pic.twitter.com/ldK1bmhYMZ- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 4, 2020
To kick the Raptors while they're down, Pascal Siakam is whistled for a flagrant foul, giving the Celtics a free throw and possession of the ball.
8:27 p.m. - And the Raptors take the lead on a 3-pointer from Pascal Siakam.
8:25 p.m. - Enes Kanter checks in for the first time in the series. How do the Raptors respond? By putting him in the pick-and-roll. Fred VanVleet hits a pull-up 3 and then draws a shooting foul on Kanter on a drive to the basket, earning a quick five points.
8:22 p.m. - Here come the Raptors. It hasn't been pretty, but they make it a one-point game with a 9-1 run, capped off by Kyle Lowry's first 3-pointer of the game.
Keep pushing- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 4, 2020
20 for KLow pic.twitter.com/0vRbR9irmN
Celtics lead 61-60 with 6:04 to go.
8:16 p.m. - Marc Gasol contests Kemba Walker's shot at the rim, pulls down the miss and rifles a pass to Fred VanVleet that leads to a layup in transition. That's Gasol at his best.
The Raptors are keeping themselves in the game, now trailing by six points with 8:15 to play in the third quarter.
8:15 p.m. - Update: It didn't get him going. After making two in a row, Pascal Siakam has missed his last three shots, all of which were jump shots. He's pressing a little.
8:11 p.m. - That's more like it! Pascal Siakam opens the third quarter with a couple of buckets, one off of a cut, one over Kemba Walker in the post. Let's see if that can get him going.
End of second quarter: Boston Celtics 57, Toronto Raptors 47
7:59 p.m. - The shot chart tells you all you need to know.
That's 5-for-22 shooting from 3-point range for the Raptors. That's just not going to cut it against the Celtics.
7:55 p.m. - It's been the Kyle Lowry show for the Raptors through two quarters. He's up to 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. He's been in attack mode from the opening tip.
The Raptors have gotten some solid minutes out of OG Anunoby and Marc Gasol, but they're going to need at least one of Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell to step up in the second half to get back in this. Siakam and Powell have combined for as many points as fouls (5) in the first half and other than a pair of 3s near the end of the second quarter, it's been a struggle for VanVleet, who has eight points on 3-for-9 shooting.
Right now, PointsBet gives the Celtics a 67.8 percent chance of winning this game.
7:53 p.m. - What a gut punch for the Raptors. Kemba Walker closes the quarter with another 3-pointer to beat the clock. He's up to 21 points
Kemba Walker (21 PTS) lets it fly before time expires in the 1st half on TNT! #NBAPlayoffs @Raptors 47@celtics 57- NBA (@NBA) September 3, 2020
Jaylen Brown: 10 PTS, 10 REB
Jayson Tatum: 10 PTS, 7 REB
Kyle Lowry: 15 PTS, 4 AST pic.twitter.com/uoK8CCu5iO
7:51 p.m. - A welcomed sight for the Raptors: Fred VanVleet nailing back-to-back 3s. He cuts Boston's lead to five points with 1:42 remaining in the half.
Hand down... pic.twitter.com/PUgSKIIhv7- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 3, 2020
7:43 p.m. - Four unanswered points for the Celtics gives them a seven point lead, their largest lead of the game.
set him up perfectly pic.twitter.com/ckdB3z4L5O- Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 3, 2020
Big few minutes coming up here for the Raptors. They can't afford for the Celtics to go on a run to end the half.
7:40 p.m. - OG Anunoby checks in for Pascal Siakam at the 6:42 mark. Guessing that means we've seen the last of Siakam this half, seeing as he has three fouls already.
7:39 p.m. - Congrats are in order!
With this block...
That's BLOCKA pic.twitter.com/5OURiHYm3S- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 3, 2020
...Serge Ibaka recorded the 282nd block of his postseason career, moving him into eighth place all-time.
7:36 p.m. - Challenge unsuccessful. Pascal Siakam picks up his third foul with 7:44 to go in the half. Nick Nurse is leaving him in the game for now.
7:35 p.m. - Pascal Siakam gets called for his third foul on a charge in transition ... but Nick Nurse is challenging it.
End of first quarter: Boston Celtics 33, Toronto Raptors 28
7:23 p.m. - Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol combined for 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the field in the first quarter.
Everyone else on the Raptors? 16 points on 4-for-12 shooting. The Raptors have been especially cold from deep, going 2-for-9 for 3-point range to start this game.
To boot, Pascal Siakam picked up two early fouls and Norman Powell picked up three fouls in only five minutes.
For the Celtics, Kemba Walker has found his stroke again following a rough Game 2. He's already up to 17 points, five of which have come from the free throw line. He's got it rolling.
.@KembaWalker buries another triple at buzzer to cap off a 17 point first quarter 🔥 pic.twitter.com/uh7y8IWkNn- Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 3, 2020
7:20 p.m. - And Norman Powell picks up his third foul. Not ideal for the Raptors.
7:16 p.m. - Norman Powell joins Pascal Siakam in the foul trouble department, picking up his second foul of the game. Nick Nurse is trusting them both by having them out there for the final three minutes of this quarter.
7:00 p.m. - The good news for the Raptors? Kyle Lowry is off to a hot start and Marc Gasol has his legs underneath him.
Big Spain- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 3, 2020
Big Hops pic.twitter.com/Wg1Hq2aZw7
The bad news? Pascal Siakam has picked up two quick fouls, earning him an early seat on the bench. Norman Powell is coming in for him.
6:56 p.m. - Yeah, Kyle Lowry is setting the tone in this one. He's up to eight points three minutes in the game, all coming in the paint and the free throw line.
🗣️ Blow the whistle pic.twitter.com/7IFlIElVIo- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 3, 2020
6:55 p.m. - An aggressive start from Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol. The two of them have combined for six of Toronto's first seven shot attempts of the game.
6:22 p.m. - No changes for the Celtics either: Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis will start.
5:52 p.m. - No changes for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol will get the start in Game 3.
5:35 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said pregame that he's hoping to get Norman Powell going in Game 3.
Following Game 2, our Carlan Gay wrote about why he thinks Powell is the Raptor who needs to step up the most tonight. Personally, I think it's Pascal Siakam, but there's no doubt that Powell playing well would give Toronto a much-needed boost, as its bench is currently being outplayed by Boston's.
5:29 p.m. - It's almost time.
🗣 Let's get it pic.twitter.com/REZCNkGoDS- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 3, 2020
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