The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the second round.
With a 117-92 victory in Game 3, the Raptors now lead 3-0 in their first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets.
Pascal Siakam had his best game of the series yet, scoring a team-high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists. Fred VanVleet wasn't far behind him in the scoring column with 22 points while Serge Ibaka posted a 20-point, 13-rebound double-double off the bench.
For more on the game, check below for updates and highlights.
Final score: Toronto Raptors 117, Brooklyn Nets 92
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3:49 p.m. - Ball game. The Nets fought hard, but they simply didn't have the talent to challenge the Raptors in this one. Toronto will look to close out the series on Sunday. Catch you then.
3:39 p.m. - Kyle Lowry with the knockout punch:
Lowry pulls up from 35 FEET!- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) August 21, 2020
📺: Sportsnet | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/etNKFmFwwQ
3:31 p.m. - Another bucket for Serge Ibaka, this time from midrange. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN noted, Ibaka is now a perfect 8-for-8 from the field since the first quarter.
3:26 p.m. - The Raptors aren't messing around. Their lead is now up to 18 points with 8:48 remaining in the game. This one might be over.
3:24 p.m. - 18 points and 12 rebounds for Serge Ibaka in only 20 minutes. He's been great.
Chef is feasting - 18p / 12r pic.twitter.com/OXofWcdVqh- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 21, 2020
3:21 p.m. - Bad news for the Nets: Tyler Johnson picks up his fifth foul of the game within 16 seconds of the fourth quarter starting. He's been their best scorer in this game, leading the Nets with 23 points. They can't afford for him to foul out if they're going to close the gap.
End of third quarter: Toronto Raptors 84, Brooklyn Nets 68
3:17 p.m. - The Raptors are one quarter away from taking a 3-0 series lead.
Pascal Siakam had a huge third quarter for the Raptors, coming up with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field. He's now up to 26 points in the game, making for his highest scoring game of the series so far.
You know the Nets have at least one more push in them. The Raptors can't take their foot off the gas quite yet.
3:05 p.m. - This quarter has been the Pascal Siakam show. He has 14 points in the third quarter alone, doing so on 6-for-9 shooting from the field.
All-Star at work 🌶️- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 21, 2020
24 Pts / 6 Reb / 5 Ast pic.twitter.com/bAZR2Yocdg
Good sign for the Raptors moving forward.
3:02 p.m. - Down by 15 points, the Nets are switching things up on defence by playing zone. Let's see if it can slow the Raptors down at all.
2:57 p.m. - And just like that, the Raptors respond with a couple of 3s of their own to stretch their lead back to 15 points.
2:55 p.m. - Uhh, as I was saying: Tyler Johnson is doing his best Joe Harris impression, nailing his third 3-pointer of the quarter. He's keeping the Nets alive.
2:54 p.m. - Tyler Johnson is doing his best Joe Harris impression. He's already nailed a pair of 3s in the third quarter and just drew a shooting foul on OG Anunoby to earn a couple of free throws. Eight quick points for him to start the second half.
2:52 p.m. - There's no quit in this Nets team. They open the third quarter with a couple of 3s to cut Toronto's lead to single digits.
End of second quarter: Toronto Raptors 57, Brooklyn Nets 42
2:35 p.m. - The Raptors lead by 15 points thanks to this halfcourt heave from Fred VanVleet to beat the buzzer:
.@FredVanVleet is just ridiculous pic.twitter.com/MDyUyV1Sru- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 21, 2020
VanVleet leads the Raptors at the half with 13 points. Following him: Pascal Siakam with 12 points and Serge Ibaka with 11 points.
Caris LeVert is having his best scoring game of the series with 15 points, but he's not getting much help. He's 6-for-12 from the field compared to 10-for-35 for everyone else on the Nets.
PointsBet gives the Raptors a 91.5 percent chance of winning this game at this point.
2:28 p.m. - Kyle Lowry only has six points, but he's doing his normal Kyle Lowry thing, throwing his body all over the court and making this happen for the Raptors.
Poetry by the Raptors pic.twitter.com/STO9DyxokX- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 21, 2020
2:19 p.m. - Serge Ibaka is feeling it. After missing all three of his shot attempts in the first quarter, he has 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the second quarter alone.
Ibaka drills his third three of the game!- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) August 21, 2020
📺: Sportsnet | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/RTFwhOxkc4
Oh, and Ibaka also has eight rebounds in the game. He's giving the Raptors a nice boost off the bench.
2:17 p.m. - This graphic is wild:
kyle lowry laps the field pic.twitter.com/qemhDmZdD6- William Lou (@william_lou) August 21, 2020
2:12 p.m. - The Raptors open the second quarter on a 9-2 run to take a 14 point lead, their largest of the game so far.
2:09 p.m. - Good news for the Raptors: OG Anunoby is available to return, per the broadcast.
End of first quarter: Toronto Raptors 24, Brooklyn Nets 17
2:07 p.m. - The Raptors started the game on fire but came back down to earth, finishing the first quarter with 24 points on 9-for-23 shooting from the field. They still lead by seven points.
2:02 p.m. - OG Anunoby is going to the locker room after getting hit in the face. It didn't appear to be anything too serious, so hopefully he'll return soon.
I'm guessing this is the play he took the shot on:
That's that OG strength 😤 pic.twitter.com/T7tEV8RhCA- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 21, 2020
1:56 p.m. - This Raptors defence is no joke. With 2:46 to play in the first quarter, they've held the Nets to 13 points on 5-for-16 shooting from the field and 3-for-8 from 3-point range. The Raptors have cooled off a little on offence following a hot start, but they still hold a seven point lead.
1:48 p.m. - A good sign for the Raptors? Marc Gasol hits his first 3-point attempt of the game. He's also looking to post-up a little more when he has a favourable matchup.
"Is that a wrestling move?" 😂 pic.twitter.com/d0lLer4C8W- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 21, 2020
1:45 p.m. - Yeah, the Raptors are definitely better prepared. They're up 13-5 after four minutes of play, leading to an early Nets timeout.
1:43 p.m. - It looks like the Nets are switching everything on defence like they did in Game 2. I'm guessing the Raptors will be better prepared for it this time around.
1:41 p.m. - The Raptors open the game with a 3-pointer from - who else? - Fred VanVleet.
VanVleet knocks down the DEEP three for the @Raptors first points of Game 3!- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) August 21, 2020
📺: Sportsnet | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/Z2ZSOOpJk9
12:38 p.m. - Toronto's starting five: Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
12:35 p.m. - Update on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Raptors have announced that he will indeed be OUT for Game 3.
12:20 p.m. - The "home team" Nets have arrived for Game 3.
Brooklyn's here. pic.twitter.com/3hgjCilOpe- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 21, 2020
11:57 a.m. - The Nets will turn to Tyler Johnson to fill Harris' shoes.
The Game 3 5️⃣ | @Hersheys- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 21, 2020
11:48 a.m. - Some pregame viewing: TSN's Kayla Grey spoke to Canadian WNBA player Kayla Alexander about the league and what people can do to support.
ICYMI : Canadian @kjalexan40 joined our broadcast on Wednesday. While we love to see it, we discussed how support for the W goes far beyond rocking WNBA hoodie- Kayla Grey (@Kayla_Grey) August 21, 2020
11:43 a.m. - Some injury news to report: Jamal Crawford and Joe Harris are out for the Nets. Oshae Brissett and Pat McCaw are out for the Raptors. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is questionable with a swollen left knee.
Raptors-Nets Game 3 (1:30pm)- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) August 21, 2020
Raptors -11 (-50,000 series)
Refs: Zach Zarba, Pat Fraher, Kevin Cutler
Crawford, Harris, Brissett, McCaw out
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