Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, and Fred VanVleet did not sit in the second half of Game 4 for even a minute as Raptors beat Celtics 100-93.
Coming off a high with the beautiful OG Game-winning 3 in Game 3, the Raptors set an early tone of domination. They maintained their lead throughout the game, barring the time around half where the Celtics took a 3point lead.
Kyle Lowry had led the Raptors from the front, having played a combined 90 minutes in Game 3 and 4. VanVleet and Siakam have played big minutes as well. They had 86 and 84 minutes respectively combined in Games 3 and 4.
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The Raptors even the series tonight at 2 apiece. The Raptors have won 6 straight series when they were tied at 2-2. They managed to contain the explosiveness of the young Boston team, and that was a major factor in tonight’s win.
Raptors stars leading their team from the start
An eight-person Raptors team took the court to face the mighty Celtics, for the second straight time. The Raptors have been shorthanded due to injuries, but that did not break the defending champions’ spirit.
Kyle Lowry has been instrumental in their 2 big wins. He had 31pts, 8assists and 6 rebounds in Game 3 and he finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists tonight. He also combined for a whopping 90 minutes in the two contests.
Kyle Lowry: “I’ve played 80-something minutes in 2 games. Continue to keep pushing. We know how tough those guys are but we’ve just got to keep playing basketball.”
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) September 6, 2020
Pascal Siakam had 23pts and 11 rebounds in tonight’s win. He also has played over 80 minutes in the two contests. He says he would play ‘1000 minutes’ if that helps the team win.
Siakam played 46 minutes, all of second half again. Said he’ll play “1000 minutes” as long as it helps the team win.
— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) September 6, 2020
Coach Nick Nurse trusted his stars Lowry, Siakam, and VanVleet to play through and they sure did. They all played over 43 minutes tonight and did not take any breathers in the entire second half. All this came through big as they evened the series, after going 0-2 in the first two games.
— Greg Anthony (@GregAnthony50) September 6, 2020
Lowry and Siakam make Raptors record with the win.
Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam both scoring 20+ and having 10+ rebounds make a Raptors record.
Pascal Siakam & Kyle Lowry as the first teammates in Raptors history with 20+ Points & 10+ Rebounds in the same playoff game#WeTheNorth
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) September 6, 2020