Hello, everybody, and welcome into the broadcast the two best words arguably in all of sports.
It comes your way Tonight, here on SportsCastr.
It's the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors from the ESPN wide world of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida at the Arena Miami.
He knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks in five games and therefore await the winner of this Siri's in the Eastern Conference finals.
But first we have to decide this.
Siri's here in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
I'm Samuel Reese coming to you live here on SportsCastr on this wonderful Friday night.
Hope all of you have had a wonderful week and hopefully it will be capped off with a wonderful game.
Seven ahead for me.
That wonderful Game seven would result in the Celtics win, as I am a huge Boston Celtics fan, but we shall see the way the Siri's has played out so far.
It just seems as though we will be in for a treat tonight.
We shall see as we're ready for tip off from Orlando, Florida It's the Celtics in their black jerseys tonight.
Toronto in White.
Here are the starting lineups, first for the Raptors They go with Kyle Lowry, Fred Vanvleet, Marc Gasol, O J N N O. B.
And Pascal Siaca.
Meanwhile, for the Boston Celtics, it's Kemba Walker, Marcus, Smart, Daniel, Thais Jalen Brown and Jason Tatum.
We're ready to go in 9 26 local time.
Tip. It's win or go home.
Game number seven from the ESPN wide world of Sports complex.
Toronto have never led the Siri's.
Boston were up 20 up, 32 But the Raptors have fought back time and time again, and that's what has forced us to decide this.
Siri's in a decisive Game. Seven.
Tip off at mid court.
Thais against Marcus.
All Game seven underway from the arena.
The Celtics win the tip.
Sit back and enjoy.
It's the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Game number seven here is Marcus Smart for the Boston Celtics.
He finds Jayson Tatum take him back to Smart. He'll swing into the corner.
Jalen Brown, the three no good rebound controlled by Marc Gasol.
Thank you, Derek, for joining the broadcast.
We're just underway from Orlando.
Now it's Pascal.
CIA come for the Raptors.
CIA come to Gasol, He'll get it back out to Larry Lowry with the Open three.
He hits that well, Larry just picking up from right where he left off in Game six, where he was hitting three after three.
He gets the scoring going tonight for the Raptors.
Now it's Jayson Tatum Tatum.
Know Walker Walker.
Back to Jason Tatum. Tatum.
The drive, the floater off the glass and in, he banked at home to put Boston on the board.
Now it's Lowry the other way.
He gets it to Marcus.
Saw you saw Risky Pass handled by Van Fleet.
Inflate double team splits.
The defense cause saw the pull up and hits from mid range five to the Raptors in the early stages.
Now Walker will send it cross court to Jayson Tatum.
Tatum will drive on CIA.
Come a nice fun underneath Tatum off the glass and in the layup.
Good in the Celtics.
Down by one, Lowry fakes the three, instead finds Gasol on the past, assault vanvleet and really in the lane.
Kicks it back out to sea.
The step back keeps the dribble going, backing his way into a walker in the mismatch, and that one will roll out no good from Siachen.
Walker will push it ahead for Brown.
Brown back toe Walker Walker to the lane. Kicks it out.
Fix the three And now along the baseline.
Find smart, smart, the pump fake and now launches from downtown.
It rimmed out in a big collision underneath between Brown and Larry.
They say it's off of Toronto.
Yeah, great Great assist from Jason Tatum on the last Boston basket, finding Brown underneath for the two points.
This one just underway.
The inbounds pass goes to take him.
Take him the smart, no look.
Pass to the corner. Brown.
No good. Ah, battle for the rebound.
Larry kept it in Rather and Adobe and over to Larry.
Larry Hines. Vanvleet.
Fans lead to the rack.
A tip on that one.
Now smart The Open.
He's short, the Celtics rusty to start from beyond the arc.
Now it's Fred Vanvleet.
Vanvleet to Gasol back.
It goes for vanvleet.
See Yo*** guarded tightly by Jalen Brown.
Siachen will drive, spin around. Move.
He passed it away.
Marcus Smart with the steal and now working on Gasol.
He pulls up and makes the shot and Boston have their first lead of the night 65 nine to go in the first quarter.
See how come now to Gasol.
Brown's past Hillary Lowry? Back to Gasol.
Gasol working on Thai spin.
Move the shot off the mark.
Cheatham grabs the rebound for Boston.
Now it's Jayson Tatum maneuvering his way through out of the corner with Brown, Brown to Tatum.
A pie for Tice Tice toe Walker.
He steps into the three.
That one short and the rebound controlled by Pascal Siaca.
So, yeah, come the other way for Toronto.
He will hand it off to VanVleet along the perimeter.
Gasol, the Lowry, Lowry, the past and a kickball called against the Celtics.
Yeah, going back to the Jayson Tatum block a little while ago.
That should have been goaltending.
That ball hit the rim first, and then Tatum blocked it.
But the referees missed it.
A great hustle play nonetheless from Tatum, although he did get away with one there.
Larry gets it into the baseline with Sockem.
See ya come out to vanvleet.
Vanvleet had it stripped away Brown with the steal.
And now the drive.
Brown takes a baseline, double team emerges and a foul against VanVleet.
Yeah, great steal from Jalen Brown Just coming in and quickly poking it away before Vanvleet could even notice the ball was stolen.
Here. Is smart for the Celtics.
Downloaded Robert Williams, who just entered out to Tatum Tatum. The corner.
That's no good brow of the offensive rebound.
Robert Williams out too smart, Smart. The three.
The Celtics continue to struggle from Deep Larry Fix.
The three finds Gasol Gasol of the right wing vanvleet guarded by Brown 7 49 to go in the opening quarter.
VanVleet pulls up deep to got it.
Toronto Retake the lead, 76 The score.
Now it's Kemba Walker for the Boston Celtics.
It's off of O G N N o b, according to the official.
And so it will be Celtics fall 13 on the shot clock.
Three point shooting.
This Siri's well in games that Boston have won. This Siri's.
They've shot 39% in games.
They've lost 32% in games.
Toronto have won 37% from beyond the arc and games they've lost 28%.
In other words, the three point shooting has been very important for both teams.
In the syriza's.
Robert Williams gets his first points of the night working in the post in making the layup 87 Boston by one Lowry fix the three.
Now off the screen, we'll find Gasol Gasol from downtown.
Take him with the rebound for the Boston Celtics.
Jayson Tatum steps into the three.
The first three pointer of the game for the Boston Celtics, it was only a matter of time before a three finally fell in a time out called Body Toronto Raptors.
Thank you, Avery for joining the broadcast.
It's game number seven in the East semis.
The play for It's winner go home from the Orlando bubble for both of these teams.
Um, nervous slash Excited for this one.
We're just underway from Orlando.
Lead it early on over Toronto.
The action continues after this.
Just underway in game number seven.
Welcome back into the broadcast, everybody.
Thanks so much for being a part of it tonight.
44 to go in the opening quarter of game seven.
Yeah, I'm with you on that, Avery. Absolutely.
the MBA playoffs are exciting in the later rounds and especially, you know, in the later rounds there's there's more Siri's that go the distance in seven games and, yeah, just just the early rounds can.
They're just too predictable and can be boring.
I'm with you on that.
Thanks will, for joining the broadcast.
I appreciate it.
Yeah, Yeah, exactly.
Every as Siaca misses the fade away.
Take him with the rebound.
Boston by four, Game seven and you'll be fouled by Marc Gasol.
Just six seconds checked off of the shot clock.
There I I was I was surprised.
I will say that they put this game at nine o'clock, which obviously didn't tip off until 9 26.
For two East Coast teams.
I I really thought they would have the 6 30 time slot, but they put the Clippers Nuggets.
They're as smart will hit the corner three.
And maybe that's the start to market smart catching fire here as the Boston Celtics, up 14 7.
Larry the Deep three off balance missed it.
Now take him the length of the floor brown all by himself.
He'll lay it in a little hesitantly, but it's still found its way in for the basket.
Celtics on a 10 run in the last two and at 16 to 7. The score.
I said on the all sports talk show earlier today that the start was key for Boston.
They could get out to an early start, Thio a good early start.
Then they would be in good shape.
Issue aka Will drive baseline met by Robert Williams underneath shot clock, winding down the tough shot off the mark.
Now here is Jason Tatum for the Celtics.
Behind the back move. Kicks it out.
The three good Marcus Smart from downtown.
The Celtics lead by 12.
It's back to back three pointers for Smart, and he has eight points, three of six from the field to of five.
From Deep, Marcus saw the Fred Vanvleet vanvleet the three point attempt.
What I make big time.
Three pointer there from Fred Vanvleet, 1910 the score under five to go in the opening quarter.
Now it's Kemba Walker.
Walker, with a drive, gets by Siachen but reached a rejection from Pascal SIAC.
Um, what a block.
Now vanvleet pushes for Toronto gets to the top of the key guys saw the three that rims out because it's Jayson Tatum with the rebound.
Take him off the screen and he will not be ableto continue as Robert Williams is called for the offensive. Foul.
Yeah, yeah, the second round can can absolutely be exciting.
Yeah, the ones he just lost.
No doubt about it.
Thank you for joining the broadcast Red, white and blue socks.
I appreciate it a lot.
Game seven between the Celtics and the Raptors.
Who doesn't like a Game seven? They never seem to disappoint.
Fred VanVleet will bring it up for Toronto.
Bounce pass to Lowry Lowry guarded tightly by Marcus Smart.
We'll go to the baseline.
Lobs in the lane for Serge Ibaka.
Ibaka the floater.
And so the rafters make it a seven point game.
Two thirds through the opening quarter, it's Jayson Tatum with the ball.
Tatum with a wild shot.
What a make thereby Jayson Tatum.
It almost looked like a lob for an l U.
But instead it went in.
Jason Tatum with seven points on three or four shooting, 21 12.
Celtics Larry at the top of the key guarded by Daniel. Thais.
Larry The step back.
He'll launch in and out around with the rebound.
And now it's smart.
Marcus Smart swings into the corner.
Here is Brad Wanamaker.
Wanna make her the Tatum? Now it's Brown.
Top of the key. 10 seconds on the shot clock.
The three no good Norman Powell grabs the rebound for the Raptors.
Powell all the way to the Rocky.
Slams it down, and the Raptors make it 21 14.
Norman Powell said, I'll do that all by myself.
He took it from one end to the other, a solo effort with three to go here in the first quarter.
Jade, um, finds the open brown corner three.
The other way for Toronto.
Larry the drive.
No, he didn't make it.
And now the offensive rebound spin move, and it'll be tough shot.
It rattled home and a time out called by Brad Stevens with 2 45 to go in the first.
Both teams going back and forth, 21 to 16 Celtics by five.
But it's the Toronto Raptors on the run.
I'll be back for the final minutes of quarter number one after the break.
Yes, I definitely agree with you.
Every hockey is definitely the best playoffs, no doubt about it.
But, hey, I'm more focused on MBA playoffs Now, with the Bruins out in the Celtics and the Celtics still ends, I'll be quite honest with you.
But I've still been falling NHL, Even though the Bruins air sadly eliminated, I'm back for more action in the first quarter of this Game.
Seven in the Eastern Semis.
After the break, Celtics 55 Don't go anywhere.
Welcome back into the broadcast, everybody.
And in this Siri's well, the Toronto Raptors in the Boston Celtics, UH, clocked a lot of minutes in Game six.
Siaca and Larry played 54 minutes, Vanvleet 51 for the Celtics.
Walker was out there for 52 minutes.
Team in Brown 51.
And that was just Game six.
Of course, the double overtime game as this Siri's has been every other night with no travel obviously involved, and these two teams have given it everything and even Mawr here tonight in Game seven.
Tatum misses the layup, but they say it's off of Toronto.
Let's see the replay here.
So Tatum went up for the lay up.
And yes, Ibaka came down with the rebound, but he he landed with his foot out of bounds.
So I wanna make rolling down from underneath.
In the Tatum, it was tipped by Ibaka and no good.
Here is vanvleet for the Raptors.
VanVleet, the crossover move along the baseline, finds Matt Thomas, who steps into the three and hits it well.
Matt Thomas, believe it or not, has made an impact in the Siri's at times off the bench for the Raptors.
And he's showing that he could do just that here after that shot to to go in the first here is take him in the corner, spoked away by CIA commit remains.
Tatum finds Walker on the inbounds pass.
Now it's Brad Wanamaker shot clock down to two.
He'll launch from three.
That's wide left, and now here is CIA come the other way for the Raptors.
Misses in a row for Boston, by the way.
Vanvleet Ibaka Wide open.
He'll launch the three and hit it.
It puts the Raptors in the lead, 22 21.
Toronto by a point.
There on a 15 to to run.
Celtics will try to quiet that down types from the baseline.
Misses that shot.
Here's VanVleet the other way, Mainly crossover move back toe Ibaka.
Another three point attempt this time is short.
Tatum all the way to the whole. The layup.
No good, but the foul called against Serge Ibaka.
And so Jason Tatum heads to the free throw line for a pair of shots.
109 To go in the opening quarter so far, Jayson Tatum 11 minutes played 7.
7 rebounds as the first free throw is good.
Thanks so much everyone for joining the broadcast tonight.
I do greatly appreciate it as, UM, it's Game seven.
What else do I have to say? Both free throws made Boston back on top, 23 22.
The score and some of the virtual fans include Jungle Boy, who is an E W wrestler and then another a a W.
Well, is, Ah, Celtics virtual fan.
So we've got some celebrities of sorts getting involved in the virtual fan action.
So you come with a drive.
Wanamaker stripped, Um, but he's called for the foul and so puts Toronto in the bonus and two shots from the stripe for CIA.
Yeah, yeah, Come as I mentioned earlier, he played 54 minutes in Game six against Boston.
Had 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists.
He was he was decent in Game six, but really, over the course of the Siri's, sockem hasn't quite woken up yet.
It's it's felt like he's at times been invisible, but the first free throw is good. Toronto.
Unless Lowry has a another incredible game like you did in Game six, we'll need CIA come to perform well if they wanna have a chance of winning.
So both free throws made the Raptors lead by a point 46 seconds left in the quarter.
Here is Wanamaker to the corner with Walker.
Ibaka called four steps.
No, he stepped out of bounds. Rather.
Either way, the Celtics turn it over.
Yeah, I believe.
Yeah, he did step out of bounds there.
Kemba Walker Here is Pascal Sockem.
See how come hands it off to Vanvleet and his three is money.
Raptors by four.
Fred Vanvleet The three pointer.
Now it's Kemba Walker Cross Court to Jayson Tatum, 5.
5 2nd difference between the shot clock and game clock.
Treatem, with the shot clock winding down, finds that semi usually in the corner.
He launched the three and hit Sammy Aujali from downtown and now vanvleet for the buzzer beater.
It was a good effort from Fred Vanvleet at the buzzer, just inside of half court.
But off the mark, That brings us to the end of one quarter.
Game seven in the Eastern semis.
12 minutes in the books, still plenty of time remaining.
And after one quarter, it's a one point lead for the Toronto Raptors.
The second quarter on the way after the break, do not go anywhere.
Welcome back into the broadcast.
Everybody were set for the beginning of quarter number two between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors in Game seven of the Eastern Conference semifinals as the Miami Heat await the winner.
One quarter in the books, 27 26.
Raptors lead by a point.
Both teams back on the floor, ready to go for quarter number two as the Boston Celtics.
As I said earlier, I've never trailed this Siri's and I've had multiple chances to put this syriza way, but here we are in Game seven, and Toronto, by the way, ended that first quarter on a seven.
Nothing sorry, 20 to 7 run where they got seven.
Nothing from 20 to 7 was the run to close out the quarter for the Raptors, and when it came to bench points in that first quarter, Toronto had 10 of them.
Boston with five.
Larry finds Ibaka second quarter underway.
CIA Come with the drive on Aujali wanna block by Thais Daniel.
Ties with the bloc tend to go on the shot clock. It stays.
They'll inbound from the baseline.
Lowery will get it in, and it's a no man's land picked up by Thomas.
Kick out to Powell.
Powell, the three no good and usually comes down with the rebound now.
Smart toe Walker Campbell Walking the markets.
Smart, smart fines Walker Walker.
The Tice Tice bobbles it around, picks it up.
Now it's out too.
Smart, Smart fakes the three and has poked in the face, thereby Pascal Siac Um, and a foul called against Toronto.
Unintentional from Siaca.
But a foul nonetheless is.
Smart is shaken up afterwards.
Let's see the replay here.
Yeah, right there.
The left hand of Sockem got him right in the eye area.
But yeah, as I said in an inadvertent Trump's Jacome smart, though a bit shaken up.
The shot clock does reset to 14 as Boston will inbound from the far side.
It's into Marcus Smart Walker went down in the low block.
Now it's to the corner with Brown.
Try to find Aujali in the corner, but he threw it away.
The Celtics claiming there was a deflection, but the referee not having any of it.
Now it's Kyle Lowry.
Larry picks up the dribble to Serge Ibaka back to Larry on the handoff.
Nice bounce pass, But Ibaka couldn't get there.
And now here's Boston on the break, the scoop and infer Jalen Brown, 28 27 Boston Back on top.
Here's Pascal Sockem for the Raptors.
So how come the drive lays it in off the window and in Toronto retake the lead, Both teams going back and forth.
Walker pounds passed a smart catch and shoot three no good, and it's tipped back into the direction of the basket, off the rim in out, though well, Harry to see Jacome.
Now it's Ibaka working his way inside.
Ah, foul called against O J. L. A.
On the floor usually played five minutes in Game six, but it's got already through the first one quarter, plus a good amount of playing time here in Game seven.
Matt Thomas will come out of the game for the Raptors, who hit a three pointer while he was out there.
Larry gets it to see you come in the corner.
Seeya. Come out to Powell.
Powell to the whole, lays it in three point.
Raptors lead two minutes into the second quarter.
Now it's Walker the other way for Boston.
He finds smart, smart in the lane, the fake and the foul on the shot from Thais.
So he goes to the free throw line.
Norman Powell had a nice bucket on the last Toronto possession, quick drive to the rack and laying it in, making it look easy, blowing right by Campbell Walker.
Now Thais look to convert both free throws here.
The first one is good and going back to what was a memorable Game six.
I had 23 points in that game, three of six from beyond the arc. Two steals.
He waas great in in that game, he really waas and that second free throw, just barely mrs as it hung off the rim and fell out.
Here is Larry Boston down by 2 31 29.
Larry stopping start underneath the hoop finds Ibaka, who drops the hammer.
Raptors lead, 33 29.
Early stages of quarter number two.
It's Camel Walker for the Celtics.
Walker to Brown.
Brown now double teamed underneath for Tice.
Tice finds Aujali in the corner of the three point shot off the mark, but he gets his own rebound out to Brown.
He'll take the three point or that's no good.
Multiple chances for Boston but come up empty handed.
Meanwhile, Larry, at the other end, misses the three.
Here's Jalen Brown for Boston Brown right into the Lowry and will be a defensive foul against the Raptors.
So the replay here.
Yeah, Larry clearly wasn't set quite yet.
Correct decision by the officials.
8 46 left in the first half.
Jayson Tatum back into the game for Boston.
Fred VanVleet reenters for Toronto.
Meanwhile, Norman Powell makes way Chatham inbounds.
He finds Marcus smart.
Now it's Brownback, too smart, smart off the pick.
Puts up the three that short Robert Williams, The offensive rebound now back to smart the floater over the backboard.
A little too much on that one from Marcus Smart.
Earlier tonight, actually, in the Nuggets Clippers game, Nicole Yokich had a floater that went over the backboard and actually got stuck over the backboard.
There was smart, except the ball came down.
Here is Fred Van Julie Vanvleet.
Crossover move gets by Robert Williams and converts the layup.
A time out called by Brad Stevens and the Toronto Raptors lead by 6 35 29.
8 15 ago in the second quarter.
Fred VanVleet showing off the moves.
The action continues in Game seven.
After the time out, stay tuned.
More action on the other side.
Welcome back in everybody and a look at the most game sevens.
An MBA playoff history.
Well, at the top of that list would be Boston.
They've been involved in 33 of them with a 23 and nine record.
That's the most Game seven wins in MBA history.
So Boston as an organization? No, no stranger to playing in game sevens.
But obviously, um, a lot of those game sevens were pretty long ago, although one of those game sevens came two years ago against the Cavaliers.
Well in the Eastern Conference finals, when the Celtics lost that game as Tatum's called for the offensive foul right out of the time out, eight to go in the first half, the Celtics trailed by six.
Larry will bring it up for the Raptors.
Now it's Sockem.
See how common eventually and lead off the screen from Ibaka back.
It goes to Ibaka now.
Van Valley wasn't ready for the past.
A steal by Jalen Brown and with acceleration will lay it in the Foul Caldas.
Well, a three point play opportunity for Jalen Brown.
Great play by Jalen Brown.
He now heads to the line.
He took it from coast to coast, and this could be a big three point play if he's ableto make the free throw Dylan Brown in this Siri's average 16.
5 points in games one through four.
But in Games five through Games five and 60 average 29 as the free throws no good.
He has eight points so far in this one, so it stays a four point game.
Fred Vanvleet with the ball off the screen from Ibaka vandal. It will drive.
Met by Robert Williams.
VanVleet takes to the corner.
Now it's at the right wing with Larry Cross court to an N o B shot clock.
Down to two, he'll launch the three.
It's short Ibaka with the rebound, and the follow up attempt is good.
Six point rafters lead seven minutes to go in the second quarter.
Boston Just shooting two of seven this quarter.
Toronto Five of nine.
Walker to take them.
Take them along the baseline off the glass.
No good, but Robert Williams with a follow up hammer.
Nicely done by the time Lord Boston, down by four.
Here is Larry for the Raptors.
Larry to Ibaka open.
He'll take it but will not connect Walker up the floor for Tatum.
Jayson Tatum in the lane Now out to the corner. Brown.
A smart, smart with a move by SIAC Um now finds Robert Williams at the right block out to Tatum Tatum.
Step back deep to no good.
See Ya come with the rebound.
And now here's Fred Vanvleet van bleed to Ibaka another three pointer, and he is fouled by Walker.
So three free throws upcoming for Serge Ibaka halfway through the second quarter.
Yep, Walker lunged in and made contact.
No doubt that's going to be called any day of the week.
Walker made a great effort toe close in on Ibaka, but after the release, Walker made contact.
And that's just a mistake.
You cannot afford to make it a big game like this.
So three free throws for Ibaka he makes the first one midway through the second.
Thanks so much everyone for stopping by on the string tonight.
Hope all of you have had a great week in a Game seven to cap it off on this Friday night.
Second free throw rattles home for Abacha.
Marc Gasol comes back in for the Raptors, and so here comes the third and final free throw attempt from Serge Ibaka as he looks to make it three for three and put Toronto up by seven.
Although there's a little delay before the free throw attempt.
I don't know what the holdup was about, but they've got it under control now, and here comes the free throw from Ibaka.
He makes it 42 33.
Raptors by seven.
Serge Ibaka 12 points, four of six from the field, five rebounds as well.
It's now Tatum to Brown.
Brown takes it to the corner.
Smart, the fake and now the three.
The shooting from Deep has been off the mark for the most part.
For Boston Van Plea with a drive the past intercepted smart, the alley oop and the flush from Jason Tatum.
Boston down by five.
The Raptors the other way.
Celtics do have 10 fast break points, compared to five for Toronto.
Ibaka inside and an offensive foul.
Smart took the charge and a great job by Marcus Smart on defense for the Celtics.
Right there, he had a steel on the last Toronto possession and then the alley oop to Jayson Tatum and then on the very next possession, taking the charge.
Marcus Smart doing it all on both ends of the floor with 5 17 left in the half and maybe the good defensive work by Boston Consort, resulting in offensive production at the other end.
Smart with a drive off the glass and in nicely done by Marcus Smart, lost in downtown by just three points.
There is Kyle Lowry on the right wing, takes to the corner guarded by Brown.
He's met by Robert Williams at the baseline, and the defense of foul will go against the time Lord.
And so an adobe will put the ball in the play with the shot clock reset to 14.
Larry now to an N o B.
And it will be working on Tatum backing his way and take him with a steal.
Now it's Jayson Tatum.
With a tough shot, no good and the rebound controlled by the Raptors, Tatum took a hard fall.
Here comes Larry, Larry toe vanvleet, vanvleet in the traffic and it's locker with the steal.
And now the L A.
You Brown collects underneath, stays inbounds.
No, he does not.
Wow, an unbelievable pace there in that sequence, and we've got a time out on the floor.
I'll take it as well.
4 17 left in the first half, its Toronto 40 Boston 37 what has been a closely contested Game seven thus far.
Everything you can ask for as a neutral fan in a Game seven.
I'm back for more after the break.
Stay right where you are.
Welcome back into the broadcast, everybody as it's the Celtics and the Raptors in Game seven of this best of seven Siris in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Marcus Smart coming alive for the Boston Celtics.
And they just trailed by three with 4 17 left in the opening half of action from Orlando, Florida By the way, Toronto have turned the ball over four straight times and have a total of eight turnovers in this game so far, we'll see what happens on this possession.
VanVleet will bring it up at point guard.
Now it's Gasol Gasol with a handoff to Larry Larry with the mid range.
Pull up off the Mark Tatum with the rebound.
Thank you, Vaughn, for joining the broadcast.
I see you've got a new a new new crest there a new emblem as Walker will make the shot nicely done by Kemba Walker.
And so Boston down by a single point now Yeah, your your icon.
I couldn't think of the word.
Oh, what a steel Smart All by himself.
He'll lay it in and the Celtics take the lead, 41 40 with 3.
Now it's Powell.
Powell to the corner.
An OBE took a saw back.
It goes to an N o b.
He'll launch from downtown and will miss.
Here comes Campbell.
Walker steps into the three.
No Gasol with the board.
3 10 to go in the first half.
Mhm Kyle Lowry behind the back pass.
Now it's Gasol Celtics calling for a travel, and they'll get that traveling violation called.
And so the Toronto Raptors once again turned the ball over.
How about Marcus Smart, My oh my.
He's meant for games like these, isn't he? He lives up to the occasion under three.
Now in the second quarter here is smart for the Celtics.
He finds Daniel.
Thais, Thais back to smart Smart.
Now in the lane kicks to the corner.
Jalen Brown the three.
Jalen Brown from downtown and the Boston Celtics lead by four.
Brown left wide open.
You might want to cover him if you're Toronto Boston on an 11 run in the last 3.5 minutes.
Here is good saw with his back turned The Thais, now banned lead off the screen, will launch from three.
He doesn't get it.
Rebound controlled by Jalen Brown.
Now here's chatting with VanVleet on him, backing his way inside.
Now steps back, picks up the dribble.
Toe Walker Walker.
Right back into the hands of Tatum.
Shot clock down before the fadeaway.
No good under two minutes to go in the second quarter.
Good D by vanvleet Siaca Meniscus Saga Sol Back to Vanvleet Van Fleet Now on the baseline, Back to Gasol And the close shot is made a big make their Yes, your logo.
I'm not sure What is that? I don't know.
Is that the? That's not the brush l logo, is it? Fade away from Brown.
Ah, swish from Jalen Brown 46 42.
Now it's Kyle Lowry Lowry double team.
He finds the open Gasol Gasol to the corner.
Vanvleet the three off the mark.
Here is Walker for Boston.
Kemba Walker weaving his way through fade away from the right elbow. He got it.
The Boston Celtics, all of a sudden, up by six with a minute to go in the half.
Now it's Kyle Lowry.
No, I don't know what it is, Von.
I'm not sure now.
Inside for Gasol.
Gasol got fouled Jayson Tatum claiming it should have been a jump ball.
Ah, an argument, but the referee says otherwise.
How about Campbell Walker coming alive here in the late stages of the first half, making some big time shots for Boston as Toronto are in the bonus? Marc Gasol, in Game six against Boston, played 16 minutes, recorded, eight points to rebound and one assist.
Two free throws for him as he sinks the first one.
Let's say Look at the upcoming MBA playoff schedule and, well, there's one game tomorrow, and that will be at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The Western Conference semifinals, Game five between the Houston Rockets in the Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Looking to close out in that Siri's Let's Go.
Saul hits both free throws.
48 44 Boston lead.
It's Marcus Smart over to the left wing with Kemba Walker Walker closed in on by Vanvleet.
Now the double team.
He finds Daniel Tice Tice to the rack.
Reject that the ram, but the fall upshot is good from Jalen Brown coming up next, it's the halftime report.
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The first half in preview the second half of Game seven between the Celtics and Raptors here on SportsCastr, about a three second difference between the shot clock and game clock.
Gasol back to vanvleet.
Vanvleet the drive and rattled at home off the glass and and four seconds to go.
Walker will let it roll. Now picks it up.
Walker crosses half court and now the three no good.
And that will take us to the halftime mark.
It's the Celtics, 54 Game seven.
The two best words in sports, and it hasn't disappointed thus far.
The halftime report is on the way shortly.
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50 to 46 Celtics lead the winter to face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
Hello, everybody, and welcome into the halftime report.
It's the Boston Celtics looting the Toronto Raptors at the midway point of Game 7 50 to 40 six.
The score The Celtics got off to ah, early, uh, to a good start early on, but the Raptors responded in a positive manner.
And then it was back to the momentum of the Celtics at the end of that first half, where Marcus Smart in Kemba Walker led the way on a run for Boston.
They lead by four at the interval.
But what a game.
This has been so far.
It definitely has not disappointed.
And the entirety of the Siri's has not disappointed.
That's really the fact of the matter.
And thank you so much.
Everyone for tuning in on this Friday night.
We're at halftime.
Welcome into the halftime report as we take a look at some halftime statistics and well in the first half tonight.
Jalen Brown had 15 points for Boston, Marcus Smart had 12 Jayson Tatum with 11 and Kemba Walker with four.
Obviously, Brown Tatum Walker, the Big Three for Boston and then smart.
Obviously, you know what you expect from him every night defensively, as he, you know, is the hardest worker on the floor.
It seems like night and night out.
But you're always unsure whether or not he'll have a hot night shooting wise or or if you or if you throw up a couple of bricks from from Deep and, uh, and so far, so good for Marcus, Smart and ah, lot of his good defensive play has led to, you know, buckets and assist for him at the other end of the floor on on some points off of turnovers.
So smart was definitely a huge part of getting the getting the momentum back on the Celtics side near the end of that first half in getting Boston on the run and helping them retake the lead over Toronto.
But but But the rafters, you know, they've kept it close.
And so the second half, I just have a feeling it's it's gonna be a nail biter.
I don't see either team pulling away here in the second half.
You know, maybe one team gets it to a 10 point lead at one point, but this game is going to come down to the end.
Ultimately, um, you know, maybe not a buzzer beater, although that's very possible, I hope not.
Just so I don't lose my absolute mind and s Oh, my, I don't have a panic attack on air here.
But but you never know.
You know, we've seen crazy things over the years in game sevens as we're at halftime, Boston by four.
I will say Toronto are fortunate that Boston started off shooting poorly because if Boston had hadn't made even, you know, half of the threes they missed, then this could be a whole.
Another story in the Celtics could have a comfortable lead, because the Raptors have, for the most part, been leaving the Celtics open wide open at times from the perimeter.
And a majority of those shots just haven't been haven't been made by Boston Now.
Towards the end of that first half, Brown hit a couple of corner threes and and the Celtics were hitting some of those shots from deep.
Um, but I think I think Toronto need toe need need to do better defensively, A little bit because because Boston, there's no way they're gonna They're gonna be cold in the second half.
I just have a feeling that, you know, just based off the way that first half ended as the Celtics, they're going to come out and that their offense is gonna come alive here in the second half.
But we shall see if that turns out to be the case.
At times the Raptors have been have been lethal in transition.
You know, Norman Powell has been example about on one play.
He got the rebound and then took it all the way down from one end to the other for the bucket.
And then Ibaka has hit some three.
Serge Ibaka has been a force in this Siri's and so far here in Game seven, especially on the glass with a number of offensive rebounds.
So, by no means is Toronto out of this game.
It's only a four point game after 24 minutes to play, we should be in for a treat here in the second half, folks, both teams giving it everything they've got, as obviously it's win or go home loser out of the playoffs.
The winner on to the Eastern Conference finals to face off against the Miami Heat.
All right, the halftime report continues here on SportsCastr.
In a moment, it's the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.
It's Game seven here on SportsCastr in September.
How about that? I'll be back to preview the second half as we inch closer the third quarter action.
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Welcome back into the halftime report.
Thanks everyone for tuning into the broadcast and uh, very special broadcast tonight as it is, of course, Game seven between the Celtics and the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals or semi finals with a spot in the Eastern Conference finals on the line as its 52 46 a four point lead for the Celtics at the interval and still plenty of Mawr basketball to be played.
But going back to the highlights of the game earlier today in the first game of the doubleheader between the Denver Nuggets and the L.
A Clippers, well, If you thought the Clippers would put away the Siri's, think again.
The Denver Nuggets Nuggets with an outrageous come back.
They took their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter, and they wouldn't stop from there.
Murray and Porter hitting clutch shots for the Nuggets in clutch time of the fourth quarter, and clearly, the Denver Nuggets are not going home just yet.
1 11 105 The Nuggets, when Murray had 26 points.
Yokich 22 Millsap 17 Porter at seven points.
Kawhi Leonard had 36 points, Paul George 26 Marcus Morris with 12.
And so Game six will be Sunday at one Eastern time.
And from the Denver Nuggets as it was just absolutely unexpected, in my opinion.
Turn of events there in the second half, and so the Nuggets keep their season alive.
Game six on Sunday.
Can they come back from another 31 deficit? We shall see after the break, though it's time for the second half between the Raptors and the Celtics.
It's on the way.
Next live right here on SportsCastr.
Welcome back in.
Everybody were set for the second half of action between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors from the Arena in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
And the in the decisive Game seven of the 2020 Eastern Conference semifinals, the Miami Heat sitting back and waiting to see who their opponent will be.
And they will know by the end of tonight, as it was a great back and forth first half, we'll see what the second half has in store, and it's only fitting that we've got a close game here in Game seven, heading in the second half as this Siri's has had it all up until this point.
All right, here is Vans late Raptor with the ball to kick off the half Marc Gasol, guarded by Daniel.
Thais working his way inside spin move couldn't get the shot tights with the rebound, and now it's Kemba Walker.
Walker kicks it out to Smart Smart now to Tatum Tatum in the corner, Brown in the lane, kicks it out.
Tatum with the fake and now the three.
Jayson Tatum from downtown.
He gets the scoring going here for the Boston Celtics in the second half.
Boston With elite.
Now it's past Calc Jacome.
See? Jacome nearly lost it but holds on the possession.
Now back to band.
Late shot clock to five.
Family crossover move now in the into the lane and Walker stripped it away.
And now it's Marcus.
Smart, smart will hold up.
And now get it out to Jalen Brown.
Brown back to Smart at the top of the key.
Smart to Tatum, Jayson Tatum into the corner.
Brown fakes and now steps in for the deep to it will rattle him.
A great start to the second half of the Celtics.
They lead it by nine 17 points off of turnovers, By the way, for Boston.
Lowry, the three No good Brown grabs the rebound for the Celtics, and now here comes Kemba Walker.
Walker, with a stop and start, goes for the reverse layup and is fouled on the shot.
It's Kemba Walker will head to the free throw line.
Well, this is exactly the start to the second half.
The Celtics were hoping for first free throw.
No good from Walker.
Look to make up for it on the second one, Jalen Brown, 23 years of age.
And both him and Tatum have already had a good amount of playoff experience.
Thinks Isaac for joining the Stream as the second half is just got underway.
Walker cannot make the second one, either, so both free throws missed.
And so it's vanvleet to bring it up.
Court for Toronto, Larry to an N O.
B and an OBE finds vanvleet.
Vanvleet takes it to the baseline, guarded by Thai slobs in the head for Gasol.
Gasol through traffic.
Leaves it for Pascal.
See Yo***, who lays it in for the two points and the Raptors down by seven.
Now here is Kyle.
Uh, all right, here's Kemba Walker for the Celtics splits through two defenders, and now the floater short Castle grabs the rebound Up ahead.
It goes for Fred Vanvleet.
Vanvleet along the baseline will kick it out to Lowry Lowry with the drive the layup good and the foul called against Tyce is, well, so a three point play opportunity for Kyle Lowry as they head to the free throw line.
Yeah, Lowry, just a quick moved in to accelerate to the rack and you got by Tyson.
Types of chasing At that point.
Larry has five points in this 12 of eight from the field to assist the free throw good and the Raptors within 49 20 left in quarter Number three here on SportsCastr Walker now finds Jalen Brown.
Brown to the lane.
Kicks out the smart, smart to the corner, taking the fake and now the three pointer.
Jayson Tatum from deep in Boston.
Tatum has 17 points, and now Larry trying to respond.
No good with the left hand.
Take him with the rebound.
Tatum finds Jalen Brown.
Brown will kick it out.
Toe Walker Walker to the top of the key with Jason Tatum.
Take them backs up to the MBA logo.
Shot clock to seven.
Chain them up the right side.
But Thais with the put back Boston by nine 62 51.
Now it's banned late for Toronto.
Fred Vanvleet gets by Brown, but Thais comes in to meet him at the rim.
Rather, he put up the shot while he was fouled.
He almost knocked it down as well.
They say it's on the floor, although I don't know.
Is Walker in the shooting motion when he got fouled? What a great block, though, by Daniel Tights at the other end.
For Boston, 60 to 51 Celtics by 98 15 left in the third quarter.
So they do say the foul was on the floor.
Only three seconds came off.
The shot clock is Brown will get it in for two Thais ties now.
Too smart, Smart to the right wing with Tatum.
Take him in the lane.
Kicks it out. Walker.
They opened three.
So, yeah, come with the rebound for Toronto four minutes into the second half.
See how come into the lane working on Brown.
Good, Nice work inside by Pascal C. Jacome.
It's Walker for Boston, All right.
Inside mid court, guarded by O. J and N O B.
Walk with a bounce pass through the Thais.
No good and smart snags the rebound smart to Thais, the fake and now the jump ball.
Marc Gasol tied him up, and so we'll see a jump ball between Taison Gasol at the free throw line.
By the way, Gordon Hayward is on the bench for Boston and during the pregame actually got some shots up.
Hayward was out there getting some warm up shots in.
He's missed the last nine games for Boston with that ankle injury, and if the Celtics doing tonight, we'll see if he returns for the conference finals.
But it's looking promising for Gordon Hayward, that's for sure.
Walking to the corner smart with a fake and now the corner. Three.
Well off the mark.
But Tie saves it.
It doesn't matter.
The shot clock hits zero and a violation.
Toronto ball Game one of the Eastern Conference finals will be on Tuesday night, by the way, so that would give Gordon Hayward Maura arrest if the Celtics can come out victorious tonight.
Powell underneath and it's foul on a shot by Daniel Thais.
So Norman Powell to the stripe for a pair of shots, 706 left in the third.
The first free throw is good.
That makes it 60 to 54.
No, Powell looks to make the second one is well.
Brad Wanamaker has re entered for Boston and Powell hits, both 60 to 55 as Kemba Walker will take a seat for Boston.
Here is Wanamaker, Wanamaker to the corner.