Raptors Force Game 7 With Double OT Win, Clippers In Firm Control

Jonathan Grant | September 10th, 2020

Heavyweight title match. That’s what came to mind on Wednesday night as the Toronto Raptors slugged it out with the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semis series. The two teams just kept going back and forth, throwing as hard of a shot as they had. And that took them all the way to double overtime, where the Raptors eventually had just enough to put them away. The defending champions won 125-122 in an absolute thriller, with Kyle Lowry knocking down a ridiculously clutch fadeaway jumper late in the going to seal it up. But it wasn’t all about him, despite his 33 points.

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Norman Powell also had a massive showing down the stretch, scoring some critical buckets, including an ‘and-one’ off a steal at the other end. Jaylen Brown had 33 for the Celtics in the loss that forces them into a Game 7 in a series in which they had initially led 2-0 and nearly were up 3-0. It’s just hard to put the defending champs away, and now the Celtics must attempt to do so in a pivotal final game. In the other series contested on the day, that does not seem like much of a possibility. The Los Angeles Clippers took Game 4 over the Denver Nuggets by a score of 96-85 to go up 3-1 in the series. It was an ugly game, as the score suggests, but Kawhi Leonard still managed to find a way past them by scoring 30 points (on less than .500 shooting from the field) and a near triple-double. Nikola Jokic had 26 in the loss that leaves Denver reeling, though that is nothing new for them in the playoffs this season…

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