Kawhi Leonard, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James Eastern Semis: Boston Celtics defeated Defending Champion Raptors on Round1 2020 NBA Playoffs Aug 30
He’S, the team leader they feed off his energy and toughness Applause, here’s, finding smart for three and it’s on target that shot by marcus smart will get him going. He was two for 15 in the first round from three point range, the step through and basket for jalen brown to make it five, nothing boston, now, normally a week off is a long time and you can get rusty, but especially into these conditions. This yakim scores in a basket giving you an amen on that fred van vleet, ognenobi Applause. Three pointer is good for jalen brown. Second team, foul tice gets past, gasol count the basket and a foul such an important player for this celtic team and his third year out of germany. Smart, a little shaken up ciaco fell on him. Pascal just one of four years. Walker in transition gets it off. The window to push the lead to eight for the celtics, that is a difficult adjustment in the air, so you got the celtics pushing in transition or executing at a high level. Now they didn’t make that last shot. Your level of aggression right here can be different and he has shot the ball so well. Ivanka is smart, gets the rim gon na try another three here and rattles it down back to back threes for serge ibaka as well as serge has shot it. You’Ve got to be there on the catch here. He is from kemba walker, nice give and go between walker and williams future.
The nba is in pretty good hands brown, rising canning, a that’s three now on siakkum and tough pass to handle williams, able to grab it alive to brown, and he can’t put it in bit. Williams is there for the follow jam three minutes to play in the opening quarter of game, one of the eastern conference semifinals game, two on tuesday night walker, four, three hit it: Applause, Music and late; no and rebound and basket by davis. To end the celtic run pulls up way off the mark cleared by ibaka van glied looking to run dries past williams gets to the cup, lays it in with the left shooting 58 here in the opening quarter tata. Moving to his left gets it to drop in. For his first basket, Applause largest lead of the opening frame 19 for boston, the three seed in the east, here’s van vleet davis, got it for three. Eight second difference in the clocks here at the end of the first quarter, tatum gets past one defender, greeted by two more hits: wada maker answers for three um it’s amazing to be around these guys on a daily basis and to see their leadership to see their Impact and it’s a pleasure to go to work with them every day. Thank you. Brad dave back to you, tatum in the high post, fires to tice had trouble handling the pass and turned it over raptors. Looking to run, ibaka gets the layup brad stevens just talked with malika about haka and gasal, but again celtics have been forced to grind out those matchups on the post all year.
They’Re accustomed to it and now tatum gets a jumper to go after game one where he had 13 points. Jason averaged four over the next three games against brooklyn they’ve missed 10 in a row from the floor. Hesitation by brown hangs in the air gets the bounce 11 points a game. So tice goes to the bench with those three fouls, but he does have 11 rebounds. Doubling his previous playoff career, high jumper in the lane, is going for kemba Applause kananovi able to get to the rams for the flush. What a nice looking move! You try to take away one of the great in postseason environments in the nba Applause ojala for three, and that is eight triples. Now. Applause 16 point lead again for boston, gasol driving flips it up and it drops in toronto still shooting under 30 for the floor. Here’S tatum beautiful step through and finish counting a three point chance and now boston, showing a little bit of zone Applause. Oh gee gets the stop after a great ball fake, trying to back down brown deflected by tatum and tatum on the other end smashes it. What do we talk about him on the weak side of the floor? Excellent anticipation, walker to smart one. Second, to go! Good luck, kemba, good walker beats! The buzzer fleet was one for 7 0 for four from three kyle lowry. Seven points three fouls because saw working on tice and able to get underneath and get the bucket through marc gasol in the post, something they haven’t done.
A ton of this year, here’s smart with the driving kick brown corner, three up and good jalen brown’s. Third, three pointer 14 point accidentally looks like tatum got him upstairs it’s a five on four for boston. They find the open man – walker, 4, 3, they’re, just flat, shooting it both teams with a week off basically after their sweeps in the first round, gasol no good on the three and anobi got it back and flushes it. You mentioned the defense. Both these teams finished in the top two and points allowed it’s, as smart hits a three campbell walker, the leading scorer for boston tonight, with 15. great pass to tice, who slams it up to his level of play this year and has an incredibly bright future williams. With the throwdown Applause ciaco backing down smart out of the pain and scores that’s, just the second basket for pascal siacom, an all star this year, fan bleed in the open floor, pulls the trigger and buries a triple nick nurse saying. Did he get hit on the arm there? Do you want to talk about putting something on the line that was a young man ready and willing to do it right? What happens if they decide not to play and the season’s over and as a smart hits a three? How would that have impacted the van fleet? She had kawhi leonard in the front court. So now you don’t have leonard you don’t have green.
Can you win a title with lowry and van bleet as your starters in the backboard beautiful drive and finish that time by tatum, sometimes reference that nickname the time? Lord obviously he’s matured a lot having a big impact here in game, one and powell with the basket. But one of four celtics and double figures led by marcus, smart who’s got 16 here’s a turnover by smart van glee trying to keep the dribble and smart an excellent defender picks his pocket. It results in a williams. Stop on the other end. Blade is wide open. Ibaka finds him, but that’s been kind of the day how the day’s gone for the raptors, although they end up getting a three, a big one by og and an ob and it’s a 15 point gate about a seven second difference in the clocks. Lowry driving gets passed oj lays it in with the left hand, just exactly what you had hoped for. The end of the quarter, oh, be on tate i’m. On the far side, walker trying to free him with a screen, here’s tatum gets it away in time. Go on jason, tatum falling down. You remember guys. When players and teams first started discussing coming to the bubble, there were teams that had the irish higher seed as pascal just slams, that down eventually have an extra foul to designate. What can we do to recreate that home court environment, and so this was something that teams were concerned about three days off, including this game being postponed, because the players didn’t want to play and obviously an emotional historic week.
Athletes from other professional sports teams in america and even some college teams followed suit as tatum hits. The mid range jumper boston ever lost control at any point in this game and marcus shooting it the way he did today, that’s now five for eight five for nine. From three he’s got 21 points get dwight powell back next year; uh some really good pieces; seth curry, probably one of the more underrated players in the league to me. Dave tyson. The time lord print, a t, shirt, Laughter, here’s powell, for three Applause, but down 20 with 3 25 to go. Our friends at tnt will have game six of that series tonight. Ciacom’S floater is good, but he’s. Just five for 15 13 points on the day. Chris boucher matt thomas on the floor here final couple minutes for toronto, as brown drives count it and one nice finish after round one. The players can have family or tight friends.