The Boston Celtics got to work today and dismantled the Toronto Raptors, 111-89, to take the 3-2 lead in the series. They didn’t leave a chance for the Raptors, who looked lost against the Celtics and their stars. Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker led the way for the C’s, scoring 27 and 21 points, respectively.
NBA Twitter is always ready to react to these games and they didn’t miss the chance to destroy the Raptors and praise Boston after the game. The reigning NBA champions are one game away from elimination after winning two consecutive games. Now the picture looks complex for them and Nick Nurse will try to find a way to overcome this situation, force a seventh game and try to win that one.
Celtics big three wasn't playing in Game 5 ☘️
Kemba: 21 Pts, 7 Ast
Jaylen: 27 Pts, 6 Reb
Tatum: 18 Pts, 10 Reb
One win away from the Conference Finals. pic.twitter.com/tEVMeL9e8M
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 8, 2020
Impressed by the Celtics response tonight, was not expecting a blowout.
— Wakanda Forever (@kingtatum0) September 8, 2020
Today really showed how lacking the Raptors are when it comes to defense. That first quarter was horrendous from them and it led to a blowout win for the Celtics. Celtics in 6
— Jomi⚡️🇳🇬➐ (@_offthesenzu) September 8, 2020
LMAO NURSE COTY??? LOWRYS STILL A BUM 😂 CELTICS 16-2
— The White Shia LaBeouf (@camborghini8) September 8, 2020
What an ugly performance from Toronto. The Celtics’ perimeter defense was suffocating and they’re one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
— AgentTakes™️ (@AgentTakes) September 8, 2020
Raptors was null in attack today
— Luis Enrique (@luismorel11l) September 8, 2020
Raptors fans blaming the refs for the loss and not giving credit to @celtics' DEFENSE. SMH!
— Tito Nap (@napoleonalcira) September 8, 2020
— Sujay Vundavalli (@SujayVundavalli) September 8, 2020
If Celtics play like that EVERY game, NBA our for a rude awakening.
— KIDFRANKIE ✊🏾🏃🏾♂️ (@devante_tingle) September 8, 2020
Celtics have blown out the Raptors 4 times this season. They're the only team to truly have control of the games when they face us. The Raptors won't go down without a fight but they'll be clawing to get there, they are gassed
— Jota F1 (@f1_jota) September 8, 2020
If the Celtics win, they’ll probably face the Miami Heat, who are one win away from eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo. There is still a lot to see in both series, but right now, it seems like the dream ECF between Bucks and Raptors won’t happen this year.