3-pointer by Anunoby pulls Raptors to 2-1
OG Anunoby caught a crosscourt inbounds pass from Kyle
Lowry and made a three-pointer with no time remaining to lift the Raptors to a 104-103 victory Thursday against the Celtics in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. Anunoby’s basket came after
Daniel Theis had given the Celtics a 103-101 lead on a dunk with a half-second left and enabled the Raptors to cut their deficit in the series to 2-1 instead of falling behind 3-0.
Lowry led five Raptors in double figures with 31 points. Kemba Walker scored 29 points to lead the Celtics, who lost for the first time in seven playoff games.
† Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the Clippers shot 57% from the field on their way to coasting past the Nuggets 120-97 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal. Nikola Jokic scored 15 points to lead the Nuggets, who shot just 42%.
†The Nets hired Basketball Hall of Famer and two-time NBA most valuable player Steve Nash,
46, as their coach and signed him to a reported four-year contract. They will introduce him in a Zoom news conference next week. †Grizzlies point guard Ja
Morant was voted Rookie of the Year, receiving 99 of 100 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Pelicans forward Zion Williamson got the other first-place vote.
The Raptors’ OG Anunoby launches his winning three-pointer over the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on Thursday.