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Boston Celtics overcome 33 points from Pascal Siakam to defeat the Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam (NBA Getty Images)

Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry combined for 62 points, but it wasn't enough for the Toronto Raptors to defeat the Boston Celtics in Kemba Walker's home debut with his new team.

Other than Siakam and Lowry, Serge Ibaka was the only Raptor to score in double figures. Fred VanVleet finished with eight points on 2-for-11 shooting from the field and Marc Gasol scored only one point in 25 minutes of action.

Three players scored 20 or more points for the Celtics, led by Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, both of whom scored 25 points. Rookie Grant Williams came up big off the bench, grabbing six of the team's 21 offensive rebounds.

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


End of fourth quarter: Celtics 112, Raptors 106

9:30 p.m. - The Celtics outscore the Raptors 36-24 in the fourth quarter to win the game.

9:26 p.m. - Rebounding has been Toronto's undoing in this game. The Celtics now have 21 offensive rebounds in the game. It's helped them take 31 more shots (!) than the Raptors.

9:19 p.m. - What a pass from Kyle Lowry to Pascal Siakam!

9:14 p.m. - It's ... been a rough start to the season for Marc Gasol.

9:12 p.m. - Pascal Siakam returns and immediately scores to put the Raptors ahead again, 101-100.

This looks like it's going to be a back-and-forth affair the rest of the way.

9:11 p.m. - The Celtics have taken the lead off of a gorgeous pass from Jaylen Brown to Gordon Hayward.

Since Siakam took a seat at the 8:05 mark, Boston has outscored Toronto 12-8.

9:08 p.m. - This game is turning into a battle of the point guards. Kyle Lowry is now up to a game-high 29 points and Kemba Walker is working on an 11-point fourth quarter that has the Celtics within three points.

8:57 p.m. - The Raptors take an 89-82 lead, leading Celtics head coach Brad Stevens to take a timeout. As good as Pascal Siakam has been, Kyle Lowry has quietly scored 25 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the 3-point line. He's outplayed Kemba Walker, who has 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting from the field.

End of third quarter: Raptors 82, Celtics 76

8:52 p.m. - And just like that, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with 25 points, 15 of which came in the third quarter. He's a perfect 5-for-5 from the 3-point line. That's the most 3s he's ever made in a single game in his NBA career.

8:42 p.m. - Pascal Siakam is starting to take over. Despite a scoreless first quarter, he's now up to 22 points in the game. He's followed a 10-point second quarter up with a 12-point (and counting) third quarter, shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the 3-point line overall.

All four of Siakam's 3-pointers have come from above the break as well. According to Darryl Blackport of PBP Stats, that marks a new career-high.

8:34 p.m. - The third quarter has been all Kyle Lowry for the Raptors. He's scored 11 points since halftime, bringing his total to 22 for the game.

8:29 p.m. - Theis doesn't seem too bothered by his sprained ankle. He's already blocked two shots in the third quarter.

8:25 p.m. - Daniel Theis has a sprained left ankle, but he's back in the game.

End of second quarter: Celtics 50, Raptors 49

8:10 p.m. - It's been a weird game for the Raptors. They've turned the ball over 13 times and given up 12 offensive rebounds, and yet they trail by only one point at the half.

Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors in scoring with 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting from the perimeter. After picking up two early fouls, Pascal Siakam scored all 10 of his points in the second quarter.

Jaylen Brown is Boston's leading scorer with 13 points. It's been a struggle for Kemba Walker, who has four points on 1-for-9 shooting from the field.

8:00 p.m. - Pascal Siakam is starting to find his groove. Since getting on the scoreboard with a layup, he's hit a 3-pointer and drawn a shooting foul on Marcus Smart, leading to two made free throws.

7:57 p.m. - Pascal Siakam's first basket of the night ties the game at 38. The Raptors desperately need him to get going.

7:52 p.m. - The little things are hurting the Raptors so far in this game. At the midpoint of the second quarter, they've already committed 10 turnovers. They've also given up 10 offensive rebounds to the Celtics.

Boston leads 38-33 with 5:56 to play in the half.

7:48 p.m. - It looked like Daniel Theis rolled his ankle. The Celtics were already thin at centre, so they could be in trouble if Theis is unable to return.

7:46 p.m. - Serge Ibaka's making things happen offensively as well. He's now Toronto's leading scorer with seven points on 3-for-3 shooting from the field, and the Raptors have regained the lead, 30-27.

7:42 p.m. - Serge Iblocka has come to play tonight. He's already up to three blocks in six minutes of play.

7:39 p.m. - Stanley Johnson's first basket as a Raptor is a 3-pointer because of course it is.

End of first quarter: Celtics 22, Raptors 21

7:37 p.m. - The Celtics lead by one point after 12 minutes of play.

Rebounding was a problem for the Raptors in the first quarter. The Celtics rebounded seven of their 19 missed shots. Both Robert Williams III and Grant Williams had two offensive rebounds each.

7:35 p.m. - Stanley Johnson makes his regular season debut with the Raptors, entering the game with 1:01 to play in the first quarter. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has already played nine players, partly due to Siakam getting into foul trouble early.

7:30 p.m. - The Raptors still can't hit a shot - they're 5-for-14 from the field, including 1-for-5 from the 3-point line - they trail by only two points with less than three minutes remaining in the period.

7:24 p.m. - Pascal Siakam heads to the bench early with two fouls.

7:19 p.m. - The Celtics lead 11-10 going into the first timeout.

It's been a slow start offensively for the Raptors, who are 3-for-10 from the field as a team. Kyle Lowry leads the way with five points on 2-for-3 shooting.

Gordon Hayward will head to the free throw line when the game resumes.

7:14 p.m. - Jaylen Brown scored eight points in Boston's season opener against Philadelphia on Wednesday. He's already up to six points tonight, all of his scoring coming in the paint. That's a good sign for the Celtics.


6:51 p.m. - It looks like the Celtics will be starting Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis. Theis gets the start in place of the injured Enes Kanter.

5:53 p.m. - The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol against the Celtics.

5:38 p.m. - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left groin soreness) and Patrick McCaw (left knee soreness) are out for the Raptors. Tacko Fall (NBA concussion protocol), Enes Kanter (left knee contusion) and Romeo Langford (sore right knee) are out for the Celtics.

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