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Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Game 4: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

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And just like that, the Toronto Raptors have tied the series.

In a battle of a Game 4, the Raptors held off a late comeback by the Boston Celtics to even things up at 2-2.

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

Final: Toronto Raptors 100, Boston Celtics 93

The Raptors have closed it out, defeating the Celtics 100-93. Pascal Siakam's 23 points and 11 rebounds led Toronto's offence, but it was another masterful game from Kyle Lowry who finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks that provided a boost on both ends of the floor. The Raptors knocked down 17 3s (shooting 38.6%) to outscore Boston 51-21 from beyond the arc.

For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum led the way with 24 points but there wasn't much help after that. Kemba Walker had 15 points but only took nine shots, while Jaylen Brown's scoring total (14 points) increased late in the game after missing his first nine 3-point attempts.

The Celtics had made things interesting, trailing by just five points with a chance to make it a one possession game, but Kyle Lowry drew an offensive foul on Jayson Tatum to come up with a much-needed stop. After a pair of free throws from OG Anunoby, the Raptors lead 100-93 with 25 seconds to go.

The Raptors are beginning to close this one out. A clutch bucket from Marc Gasol followed by a hustle play from Kyle Lowry on the other end has Toronto in the drivers seat, leading 96-87 with under three minutes remaining.

Jaylen Brown finally gets a 3-pointer to go! After missing his first nine 3-point attempts of the game, Brown buries a 3-ball to bring the Celtics within five with under four minutes to go.

Pascal Siakam is now up to a personal series-high 23 points as the Raptors lead 91-83 with just over six minutes remaining in the game. He's done the majority of his damage in the second half, scoring 14 of his 23 after halftime.

And yet another 3 for the Raptors, this time by way of a clean iso step-back from Kyle Lowry. Toronto still leads 85-79 with nine minutes remaining but the Celtics won't go away yet.

End of third quarter: Raptors 81, Celtics 73

The Raptors continue to dominate the Celtics in the third quarter, outscoring them by eight points today and a total of +26 for the series.

Fred VanVleet is starting to heat up with 17 points, six assists, six rebounds and five 3-pointers. While Pascal Siakam still hasn't been efficient, he's up to a near-double-double of 20 points and nine rebounds. Toronto is outscoring Boston 45-15 from 3-point range as the biggest difference maker in the contest.

Jayson Tatum (19 points) and Kemba Walker (15 points) are the only Celtics in double-figures, where Jaylen Brown still just has four points shooting 1-for-9 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3.

Three straight 3s for the Raptors has given them their biggest lead of the game at 79-68 with just over a minute to play in the third. Fred VanVleet knocked down a triple, followed by Serge Ibaka, then another one from VanVleet to spark a 9-2 run.

To no one's surprise, Kyle Lowry has drawn two charges already in the second half. The Raptors maintain a 66-60 lead with five minutes remaining in the quarter.

The Raptors have owned the third quarter so far in this series - they're +18 in the third through the first three games. They've continued that trend buidling a 63-58 lead, but Jayson Tatum is doing all he can to keep the Celtics in the game with a pair of buckets through the first five mintues of the quarter.

Halftime: Raptors 49, Celtics 49

Fred VanVleet to beat the buzzer! Steady Freddy knocks down a 3-pointer to tie the game at 49 heading into the half.

Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka's 11 points apiece lead the Raptors offence, although Lowry has not scored since the first quarter. Pascal Siakam is having trouble finding any type of rhythm from beyond the arc, shooting 1-for-8 from range.

Jayson Tatum's attacking much more aggressively compared to Game 3 and his team-high 10 points shows that. It's been a balanced scoring attack for Boston, who are still looking for Jaylen Brown to get going in this one with just four points shooting 1-for-8 from the field.

Celtics' reserve forward Semi Ojeleye goes on a personal 7-0 run to give the Celtics their first lead of the game.

In a back-and-forth second quarter, the Celtics have tied the game at 42-42. Serge Ibaka is having a monster half for the Raptors with 11 points, five rebounds and one block in just 10 minutes off the bench. Jaylen Brown is struggling for Boston, shooting 1-for-8 from the field and 0-for-4 from 3-point land with the majority of long range attempts being ugly misses.

The Raptors got out to a quick 7-0 run to start the second quarter but the Celtics answered back with eight-straight points of their own. Toronto remains in the lead 40-35 with seven minutes left in the half.

End of first quarter: Raptors 31, Celtics 27

The 3-ball was the deciding factor of the first quarter - Toronto shot 6-for-13 from range while Boston was just 3-for-11. Kyle Lowry's 11 points lads the Raptors with Fred VanVleet chipping in six points, four rebounds and two assists. For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum's team-high six points paces the offence.

Toronto has shot nine more free throws than Boston through the first frame.

This Jayson Tatum spin move for a dunk was too sweet to not share.

Right out of the gate, Toronto has the hot hand from 3-point range. After struggling from beyond the arc for most of this series, the Raptors are 5-for-10 from beyond the arc in this first quarter. Toronto leads the Celtics 23-18 with just under three minutes remaining in the quarter.

Pascal Siakam gets a 3-pointer to go early in this one - a pleasant sign for Raptors fans. Toronto leads 17-14 early with Kyle Lowry's 11 points on six made free throws leading the way.

Pregame

The Celtics will roll out the same starting five with Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis.

The Raptors will start their usual five - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

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