The Toronto Raptors had a spirited fight led by a huge game from Fred VanVleet, but ultimately couldn't close the gap on the Utah Jazz down the stretch.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights
Final: Jazz 106, Raptors 102
The Jazz closed out a close one down the strech, coming away with a hard-fought win over the Raptors. Bojan Bogdanovic had a game-high 34 points while Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles added 15 points apiece. Rudy Gobert was solid as always, going for 13 points and 16 rebounds.
For Toronto, Fred VanVleet was fantastic going for 30 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals to nearly lead the comeback. All five starters scored in double figures but the bench on added 13 points, proving to be a difference-maker in the loss.
Off to LA. pic.twitter.com/pFSe15XggC- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
And just like that, Fred VanVleet gets a shot to go! The Raptors trail 103-100 with 35 seconds remaining.
The Jazz hold a slim 103-98 lead with under a minute to play. The Raptors just cannot get a shot to fall, shooting 4-for-21 in the fourth quarter. The defence is there, coming up with stops, but they haven't been able to cash in on the offensive end.
We have a good finish coming in Utah! The Jazz lead the Raptors 98-96 with 5:29 to play after both teams traded big 3-pointers. Fred VanVleet knocked down the timely 3 for Toronto and is up to a team-high 28 points.
BET 🎲- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
28 Pts | 7 Ast | 5 Reb | 2 Stl pic.twitter.com/iZ44qJVIsh
End of third quarter: Raptors 89, Jazz 85
The Jazz are slowly trimming away at the Raptors lead, as Bojan Bogdanovic has yet to cool off. He's up to a game-high 31 points on the night after scoring another 10 points in the third frame. OG Anunoby came alive a bit in the third quarter for Toronto, knocking down a pair of 3s with eight points.
Closing time pic.twitter.com/5gb7tbt1S2- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
The Raptors and Jazz are tied at 79 with three minutes to play in the third quarter. Utah is starting to heat up with Bojan Bogdanovic up to 28 points and Joe Ingles adding 14 points and six assists. The Raptors are struggling to score with Fred VanVleet halted at 21 points, but Khem Birch is doing a little bit of everything with 17 points, nine rebounds and a career-high six assists.
Big fella going to WORK@Khem_Birch: 17 Pts | 9 Reb | 6 Ast pic.twitter.com/T60VIHCD9p- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
Halftime: Raptors 62, Jazz 56
Defence has been the name of the game for the Raptors in the first half. Holding the Jazz to just 56 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field with eight turnovers, Toronto's bringing an edge on the defensive end in Utah.
Fred VanVleet tallied 21 points at the half to lead Toronto, while Khem Birch had a strong 11 points and eight boards while doing a sound job on Rudy Gobert. Bojan Bogdanovic's 21 points leads the Jazz while Jordan Clarkson chipped in 11 points off the bench to provide a spark.
Poetic stuff from @FredVanVleet pic.twitter.com/gEq4KNgFgJ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
This Jordan Clarkson highlight... oh my.
sheesh@JordanClarksons | #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/zg2dUmsyfA- utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 2, 2021
End of first quarter: Raptors 33, Jazz 29
The Raptors brought the energy in the first quarter behind 11 points from Fred VanVleet and seven points from Pascal Siakam. Bojan Bogdanovic poured in 17 points for the Jazz in the first frame to keep his team in it, but no other player scored more than six points for Utah.
In his bag early- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
11 Pts | 3 Ast | 2 Reb pic.twitter.com/qF1KyROGM5
The Raptors backcourt is taking over early to get out to a 16-11 lead with 6:57 to play in the first quarter. Fred VanVleet's six points and Malachi Flynn's five points have Toronto starting the game on a strong note.
The Jazz will start Joe Ingles, Royce O'Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic, Georges Niang and Rudy Gobert.
☕️ - 🍽 - 🇭🇷 - 🚙 - 🔮#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/iZkbWvrVdA- utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 2, 2021
The Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Malachi Flynn, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Khem Birch.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/ONjkgFRbJc- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 2, 2021
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