Raptors flip script on Celtics, even series 2-2

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but the Toronto Raptors have evened their series at 2-2 against the Boston Celtics with a 100-93 win on Saturday.» data-reactid=»16″>It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but the Toronto Raptors have evened their series at 2-2 against the Boston Celtics with a 100-93 win on Saturday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Pascal Siakam woke up from a slow start to lead Toronto with 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting, while Kyle Lowry sparked the win with a 22-point, 11-rebound and 7-assist night. The Raptors’ leader went all-out to get the win:» data-reactid=»17″>Pascal Siakam woke up from a slow start to lead Toronto with 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting, while Kyle Lowry sparked the win with a 22-point, 11-rebound and 7-assist night. The Raptors’ leader went all-out to get the win:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As for the Celtics, it’s a wonder how they didn’t lose by more. Facing a switch-happy and constantly shifting Raptors defense that even tried some box-and-1 looks on Jayson Tatum, it was a brutal shooting night for Boston. The team finished 7-of-35 from the 3-point line, and the only player to make multiple 3-pointers was Jaylen Brown, who was 2-of-11 from deep.» data-reactid=»24″>As for the Celtics, it’s a wonder how they didn’t lose by more. Facing a switch-happy and constantly shifting Raptors defense that even tried some box-and-1 looks on Jayson Tatum, it was a brutal shooting night for Boston. The team finished 7-of-35 from the 3-point line, and the only player to make multiple 3-pointers was Jaylen Brown, who was 2-of-11 from deep.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Just a year ago, we watched the Raptors face a 2-0 deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals, then reel off four straight wins to reach the NBA Finals. The Celtics will try to head off a repeat o that performance on Monday in a pivotal Game 5.» data-reactid=»25″>Just a year ago, we watched the Raptors face a 2-0 deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals, then reel off four straight wins to reach the NBA Finals. The Celtics will try to head off a repeat o that performance on Monday in a pivotal Game 5.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball during the fourth quarter against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Field House at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball during the fourth quarter against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Field House at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
It was a brutal night at the perimeter for the Celtics. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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