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NBA Christmas Day

Jaylen Brown leads Boston Celtics over Toronto Raptors on Christmas Day with 30 points

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The Toronto Raptors are now 0-2 all-time on Christmas Day.

Without Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Marc Gasol, the Raptors couldn't keep up with the Boston Celtics, who won by a final score of 118-102.

Jaylen Brown led the way for the Celtics with a game-high 30 points, doing so on 10-for-13 shooting from the field and 5-for-7 from the 3-point line. Kemba Walker chipped in with 22 points, while Enes Kanter had a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double off the bench.

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Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher paved the way for the Raptors with 27 points and 24 points, respectively. Kyle Lowry (14) and Serge Ibaka (12) were the only other players to score in double figures for the Raptors.

For more from the game, check below for updates, stats and highlights.

Final score: Boston Celtics 118, Toronto Raptors 102

2:30 p.m. - That'll do it. An impressive win for the Celtics, who were led by Jaylen Brown. These two teams will meet again on Saturday.

2:17 p.m. - The Celtics lead is up to 21 points. Another comeback doesn't appear to be on the cards.

2:00 p.m. - The full court press hasn't changed anything yet. Celtics extend their lead to 20 points with 10:10 to play. Timeout Raptors.

1:58 p.m. - With the Raptors down by 19 points, here comes the full court press. Let's see if it can spark another comeback.

End of third quarter: Celtics 88, Raptors 69

1:54 p.m. - Jaylen Brown scores again before the buzzer, giving him 16 points in the third quarter alone. He's up to 27 points in the game.

Celtics lead by 19 points going into the fourth quarter.

1:51 p.m. - 25 for Jaylen Brown. He's taking this game over.

1:49 p.m. - And now Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics in scoring. He has 23 points on only eight shot attempts.

1:44 p.m. - Celtics call a timeout with just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter. They still lead by double figures, 78-65.

Kemba Walker leads the way with 20 points, but Jaylen Brown has been impressive. He has 19 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from 3-point range. His performance has helped the Celtics overcome a rough game from Jayson Tatum, who has missed 10 of his 12 shot attempts.

1:36 p.m. - The Christmas Day record for 3-pointers made in a game is six. Kemba Walker has five, putting him one away from tying the all-time record and two away from breaking it.

1:33 p.m - The Celtics have hit five 3-pointers this quarter, two of which have come from Kemba Walker, who is now up to a game-high 20 points.

Celtics lead by 14 points, 73-59.

1:25 p.m. - Another turnover for the Raptors. They're up to 12 in the game.

End of second quarter: Celtics 55, Raptors 47

1:12 p.m. - A couple of things to watch in the second half: rebounding and turnovers. The Raptors have already given up eight offensive rebounds to the Celtics and have committed 10 turnovers.

Both were a factor in Toronto's loss to Boston earlier this season, as the Raptors gave up 21 offensive rebounds and committed 23 turnovers.

1:09 p.m. - Fred VanVleet is coming alive. After a scoreless first quarter, he's scored 10 points in the second quarter to keep the Raptors in this one.

1:05 p.m. - Good news for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry has returned and is checking back in the game.

1:01 p.m. - Kyle Lowry was making his way to the locker room before the latest timeout. Still no word on why, but we'll provide an update if/when there is one.

12:59 p.m. - Injury update from the Celtics:

12:57 p.m. - Make that 13 points for Chris Boucher. He's yet to miss a shot, going 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from the 3-point line.

12:52 p.m. - Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are making things happen for the Raptors. Whereas Boucher is now tied with Enes Kanter for game-high honours with 10 points, Hollis-Jefferson is doing a little bit of everything with six points, two rebounds and two steals.

Celtics call a timeout with their lead now down to 35-32.

12:46 p.m. - Enes Kanter continues to feast against Toronto's second unit. He has 10 points and four rebounds.

End of first quarter: Celtics 28, Raptors 19

12:41 p.m. - The Raptors trail by nine points after 12 minutes of play. Kemba Walker leads all scorers with eight points, followed by Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and Enes Kanter, each of whom have six points.

Boston's size has given the short-handed Raptors some trouble early in this one.

12:39 p.m. - The Raptors are now playing zone. Let's see if that can slow the Celtics down.

12:36 p.m. - It's been a struggle for the Raptors since their hot start. The Celtics have outscored them 22-4 since, giving them a 22-14 lead with two minutes to play in the quarter.

12:32 p.m. - Uh oh. OG Anunoby picks up his second foul of the game. The Raptors can't afford for him to be in foul trouble against these Celtics, who have Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward on the wings.

12:31 p.m. - Serge Ibaka is off to a solid start for the Raptors. He's up to six points and four rebounds.

12:23 p.m. - That timeout did the trick. The Celtics have since scored nine unanswered points, cutting Toronto's lead to a point.

12:18 p.m. - The Raptors have come out on fire. They lead 10-0 after two minutes of play. Celtics call a timeout to try and stop the bleeding.

12:16 p.m. - And we're off! Serge Ibaka gets the Raptors on the board with the first points of the game.

Pregame

11:51 a.m. - It's almost time.

11:05 a.m. - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Patrick McCaw, OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka will start for the Raptors.

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