Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 92-87 tonight and got into the final of the NBA Eastern Conference, an instance in which the Miami Heat was already waiting for the winner.
The meeting, the seventh and final of the series, again had a close end and this time the victory was in the hands of Boston. In this way, the NBA will have a new champion after this elimination of Toronto.
Jayson Tatum was the great figure of the Celtics at the end of the meeting in Orlando with 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Additionally, Jaylen Brown finished with 21 points and eight boards, while the others with double digits on Boston’s offense were Marcus Smart (16) and Kemba Walker (14).
In Toronto, meanwhile, Fred VanVleet was the leading scorer with 20 points and Pascal Siakam contributed a double-double: 13 points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Lowry finished with 16, six rebounds, four assists and six fouls.
Miami waited in the final
Boston will face the Miami Heat in the definition of the Eastern Conference, which had fewer complications to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 in the semifinals.
In this way, Boston and Miami managed to eliminate the two top favorites from the East in this bubble that the NBA carries out in Orlando. The tie will begin on Tuesday.