Here are the highlights of the Game 7 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals match between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors which was scheduled on September 12, 2020 (Local Time).
The Boston Celtics holds off and defeats the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 to close out the series and will meet the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Celtics’ defense was activated in this game as they stole 12 steals from the Raptors and also blocked 5 shots to Raptors’ 1 steal and 6 blocks respectively.
The highest scorer for the Celtics in this game is Jayson Tatum. He finished the game with a near triple-double as he scored 29 big points, grabbed 12 boards, and dished out 7 assists. Not only that, but he also drained 4 three-point shots throughout the game in 44 minutes in action for the Boston Celtics.
His duo, Jaylen Brown, despite just hitting 1 three-point shot out of his 7 attempts, he turned on his defensive skills in the defensive end and picked 4 steals. Because of that, he has the highest steals for the Boston Celtics in this game. He finished the game with 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
5 Raptors got double-digit points, namely, Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, and Norman Powell. Nevertheless, they still got outpowered by the Celtics.
Despite his game ending in the last seconds of the fourth quarter and got called for his last and final foul, Kyle Lowry still had a big impact in this game as he scored 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and dimed 4 assists in 41 minutes of action.
The highest scorer in this game for the Raptors is VanVleet. He scored 20 points and hit 4 three-point shots.
The Boston Celtics will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Toronto Vs Boston Game 7 Box Score
Celtics (92) – Tatum 29, Brown 21, Smart 16, Walker 14, Theis 5.
Raptors (87) – Vanvleet 20, Lowry 16, Ibaka 14, Siakam 13, Powell 11.