Nick Nurse’s team are aiming to bounce back when they return for Game 2 against Boston Celtics in the Semi-finals of the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday night. Boston Celtics got the upper hand as they defeated Raptors 112-94 in the first game. Toronto might improve in the offense department on Tuesday as they never lead Game 1 after trailing by 19 points.
Tip-Off: 5.30 PM Eastern Time, near Orlando.
Nick Nurse promised to bounce back after realizing that they weren’t good against the Celtics. Celtics mostly dominated the game, with six of their players scoring double figures on Sunday. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart were the driving force for the Celtics as they both scored 21 points. The other players who scored the double-digit scores were Robert Williams III (10), Daniel Theis (13), and Kemba Walker (18).
The major player missing was the Celtics’ starting forward Gordon Hayward, who suffered a Grade 3 right ankle sprain. Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirmed that Hayward will join them in the bubble, but not yet. As for the Raports, everyone seems to be healthy. Guard Kyle Lowry was questionable in the first game but later made the starting line-up. He would most likely continue tonight as well.
NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Celtics V Raptors [Celtics Lead 1-0]
Game 1: BOS 112-94 TOR
Game 2: BOS TOR | 5.30 PM ET on Tuesday (3.00 AM IST)
Game 3: BOS TOR
Game 4: TOR BOS
Game 5: TOR BOS
Game 6: TOR BOS | TBD (only if necessary)
Game 7: BOS TOR | TBD (only if necessary)
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Celtics: Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker
Raptors: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry