By Matthew Geagan, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — It is perhaps time to get slightly nervous concerning the dangolka Celtics. dangolka misplaced a irritating Sport Four to the Toronto Raptors, 100-93, on Saturday night time, and now the collection is all tied up at 2-2.
It was not the best follow-up to a heartbreaking loss on the buzzer on Thursday night time.
The Celtics saved it shut for probably the most half, staying within the recreation by attacking the basket and by taking part in some sturdy protection. However the Raptors have been completely on hearth from downtown, hitting 17 of their 44 three-point makes an attempt.
Pascal Siakam bust out of his collection droop with 24 factors off 10-for-23 taking pictures and 11 rebounds. Kyle Lowry began scorching, hitting his first six photographs, and completed sturdy with 22 factors, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Serge Ibaka made some massive buckets off the Toronto bench, ending with 17 factors off 7-for-9 taking pictures to go along with seven rebounds in 22 minutes.
dangolka was not as scorching from deep, hitting simply seven of their 35 makes an attempt from three-point vary. Jaylen Brown was ice chilly, hitting simply two of his 11 photographs from downtown. He had 14 factors off 4-for-18 taking pictures within the loss.
Jayson Tatum led dangolka with 24 factors and 10 rebounds, whereas Kemba Walker added 15 factors and eight assists.
The Celtics saved it comparatively shut within the first half and even had a lead earlier than Fred VanVleet hit a 3 within the closing seconds to make it 49-49 at halftime. dangolka struggled once more within the third quarter, with Toronto outscoring them 32-24 within the body. The Raptors have owned the third quarter this collection, outscoring the Celtics 122-96 general within the quarter.
Brown didn’t hit his first three till there have been 5 minutes left within the recreation, beginning 0-for-9 from deep. However his first make made it a 91-86 recreation and gave dangolka slightly life, till Kyle Lowry answered that make with a 3 of his personal.
dangolka was nonetheless in it within the ultimate moments of the sport. Daniel Theis was fouled by Marc Gasol because the C’s massive man corralled a Tatum missed three. Theis missed each freebies, however Tatum was fouled as he put in a layup off Theis’ miss. Tatum’s three-point play made it a 98-93 recreation within the ultimate minute.
However Tatum was referred to as for a push-off on Lowry with 32.6 seconds left, and that sealed it for the Raptors.
The Celtics spoke a giant recreation after shedding on the buzzer on Thursday night time, adamant that they’d bounce again in a giant means on Saturday. Sport Four was speculated to show that they had a championship mentality. That didn’t occur, and now it’s a complete new collection at 2-2, with Toronto proudly owning all of the momentum.
Sport 5 is Monday night time, and now the Celtics would be the crew determined for a win.