Boston Celtics looked strong until Game 2, when they played against the defending champions Toronto Raptors. But, the champions played like one and even the best-of-seven series 2-2 in the fourth game of their Eastern Conference semifinals. The teams again meet on Monday to play their fifth game in the semifinals series.
Tip-off: 6.30 PM ET on Monday @ ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, near Orlando.
A narrow win on Game 3, inspired the Raptors’ confidence when they played Celtics on Game 4. OG Anunoby on Game 3 hit the miraculous buzzer-beater when there was just half a second time remaining at the clock. Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, and Fred VanVleet then showed their ball game on Saturday, playing effectively for the entire second half.
Siakam suggested that his team can always get into another level from any point of the series. He finally had a good game on Saturday in the playoffs after scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Lowry then followed Siakam with 22 points and 11 rebounds, who has been consistent in last few games. Meanwhile, VanVleet scored impressive five three-pointers on Saturday, leading to the team’s win.
Like, usual Jayson Tatum was the driving force for Celtics, but his teammates didn’t perform well. Guard Kemba Walker claimed that he needed to improve his performance and be more aggressive when they return on Monday.
NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Celtics V Raptors [Series Tied 2-2]
Game 1: BOS 112-94 TOR
Game 2: BOS 102-99 TOR
Game 3: BOS 103-104 TOR
Game 4: TOR 100-93 BOS
Game 5: TOR BOS | 6.30 PM ET on Monday (4.00 AM IST Tuesday)
Game 6: TOR BOS | TBD (only if necessary)
Game 7: BOS TOR | TBD (only if necessary)
NBA Live Stream: How to Stream NBA Playoffs Online? TV Broadcast Schedule
TV: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, AT&T TV Sony SIX (India)
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Celtics: Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker
Raptors: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet