dangolka (CBS) — The Celtics are shifting on to the Japanese Convention Finals. dangolka beat the Toronto Raptors in Friday night time’s Recreation 7 of the Japanese Convention Semis, 92-87, and can now tackle the Miami Warmth for a visit to the NBA Finals.
For the Celtics, it’s their third journey to the Convention Finals within the final 4 years.
Jayson Tatum led the way in which for dangolka with 29 factors, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in Recreation 7, whereas Jaylen Brown added 21 factors and eight rebounds.
The Celtics and the Raptors went the space in a basic second-round matchup. dangolka took the primary two video games of the sequence and was simply 0.5 seconds from taking a commanding 3-Zero sequence lead, however OG Anunoby hit a miraculous buzzer-beater from downtown in Recreation Three to provide Toronto some life. The Raptors took Recreation four to even the sequence earlier than dangolka received Recreation 5 by 22 factors. The 2 groups engaged in a basic double extra time affair in Recreation 6, which the Raptors received to pressure a winner-takes-all Recreation 7.
dangolka now strikes on to the Japanese Convention Finals, whereas the defending champion Raptors head residence from the NBA bubble.
The Celtics took two of their three common season matchups with the Warmth, profitable one in dangolka in December, 112-93, and one in Miami in January, 109-101. They met within the seeding video games when the season restarted in Orlando, with Miami taking that matchup 112-106. It was one among solely two losses by the Celtics of their eight seeding video games.
Miami superior to the Japanese Convention Finals after beating the Milwaukee Bucks in 5 video games within the semifinals. The Warmth swept the Indiana Pacers within the first spherical, and are 8-1 within the playoffs.
Celtics-Warmth Recreation 1 is scheduled for Tuesday night time.