Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Game 7: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights | NBA.com Canada

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The best two words in sports: Game 7.

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will face off in a win or go home setting with a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals on the line. If it’s anything like the rest of this series, we’ll be in for a competitive battle between two rivals.

For live updates, highlights and more from tonight’s contest, we have you covered below.

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Game 7: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

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End of first quarter: Raptors 27, Celtics 26

9:51 p.m. – The Raptors survived the Celtics early run and came back with one of their own. Toronto leads by one after the first quarter thanks to Fred VanVleet’s eight points on a pair of 3-pointers. Jayson Tatum is off to a hot start with nine points and seven rebounds for Boston, but Kemba Walker still hasn’t found his touch with zero points in the frame.

9:47 p.m. – Matt Thomas and Serge Ibaka make back-to-back 3s to extend the Raptors run to 15-2. Toronto has taken the lead at 22-21.

9:41 p.m. – The Raptors respond with a 9-2 run of their own, headlined by this Norman Powell transition dunk immediately after checking into the game. Head coach Brad Stevens takes a timeout with his team leading 21-16 with 2:45 to go in the first.

9:39 p.m. – The Celtics would go on to convert three 3-pointers in a row, but Fred VanVleet’s first 3 of the game puts an end to the Celtics run. Boston leads 19-10 with just over four mintues to play in the quarter.

9:33 p.m. – At the first stoppage in play, the Celtics lead 11-7 after Jayson Tatum gets his team’s first 3-pointer of the game to fall. In a series where 3-point shooting has dictated the result, Boston has started the game 1-for-8 from beyond the arc.

9:28 p.m. – Kyle Lowry gets the first bucket of the game to go with a 3-pointer! And we’re underway.

Pregame

8:38 p.m. – Same starters for the Celtics, too: Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis.

8:36 p.m. – Same starters as usual for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

7:00 p.m. – A little pregame Raptors hype video to get you fired up for Game 7.

7:00 p.m. – And for Celtics fans who are trying to get amped up, we got you, too.