Raptors, Nuggets win, tie series vs opponents

Raptors, Nuggets win, tie series vs opponents

Marcus Smart had some things to say to the Raptors.

The Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics to level their National Basketball Association play-off series at 2-2 in Orlando, Florida, while the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers to tie their series at 1-1. In fact, Boston were up by three with just one minute and 37 seconds remaining to the match, but Raptors rebounded strongly to seal the victory and force a Game 7.

Paul George (#13) of the LA Clippers drives the ball against Gary Harris of the Denver Nuggets during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals in Florida, September 7, 2020. And again in the first overtime.

"We are so proud of who you are and what you are and how you play", Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a video posted on Twitter Friday morning.

"I think it puts it in our minds that it'll take a full 48-minute effort", Powell said. I'm not a looker ahead. "So let's see tomorrow when I wake up".

That's the situation facing both the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, who square off in Game 7 of their second round series after Toronto gutted out a 125-122 double-OT win in Game 6.

Nurse stood just outside the makeshift interview room, which doubles as a Zoom conference room for reporters not inside the bubble. Boston as a team has really stepped on defense in the playoffs and the UNDER is 7-0 in their last 7 games. "I'm just saying the super-competitive playoffs, a lot on the line, it's kind of the insane love of a coach, right?"

When Lou Williams made a driving layup with 2:04 remaining, the Clippers held a 109-103 advantage, its largest of the game to that point. "We needed that", Lowry said. But Powell emerged as a go-to guy at the end, scoring 15 points in overtime, giving Toronto the final push to finish the game.

Regardless, that's all over now. But Celtics Coach Brad Stevens isn't anxious about his team's capability to bounce back after consecutive losses.

"The older I've gotten, the more I appreciate it", Stevens said Thursday. It's a great opportunity.

"He started us off big in the third quarter and got us going and then in the fourth quarter it was back and forth".

Nuggets star Murray left Leonard scrambling following this move.

Boston flexed their muscles in Game 5, as they got the blowout win over Toronto by a score of 111-89.

Michael Porter Jr. managed a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Denver.

Denver also dug itself a 3-1 deficit in the first round against the Utah Jazz before winning three straight to claim the series. There's been Lowry not getting a decent shot off in the final moments of Game 7 against Brooklyn in 2014, getting his shot deflected with a chance to win the NBA Championship on home court in Game 5 last season against Golden State, and don't forget being swept out of the postseason in consecutive years in 2017 and 2018 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, (though he was hurt for the final two games of the 2017 series).

CELTICS VS. RAPTORSSeries tied 3-3.

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