OG Anunoby hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lead the Toronto Raptors to to a 104-103 victory Boston Celtics.
They now trail the Celtics 2-1 in the NBA playoffs round 2.
A dramatic sequence of events essentially saved the Raptors’ season.
With 0.5 seconds on the clock, and the Celtics were playing zone and Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam couldn’t get open.
Kyle Lowry threw a pass over Tacko Fall and the ball was on its way to Anunoby with the season essentially on the line.
“There’s not many options there,” Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “You’ve got to catch and shoot that thing, right?”
Notable Player Stats
- Kyle Lowry, G, TOR: 31 PTS, 8 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL
- Fred VanVleet, G, TOR: 25 PTS, 6 AST, 3 REB
- Pascal Siakam, F, TOR: 16 PTS, 7 REB
- OG Anunoby, F, TOR: 12 PTS, 10 REB, 3 STL, 2 BLK
- Kemba Walker, G, BOS: 29 PTS, 3 AST, 3 REB, 3 STL
- Jaylen Brown, G, BOS: 19 PTS, 12 REB, 4 BLK
- Jayson Tatum, F, BOS: 15 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST, 5-of-18 FG