Lowry, Powell Lead Raptors to Improbable Game 6 Victory Over Celtics
“Damn, that was it? Ride ’em like Seabiscuit”
Exactly the quote you would expect from the Toronto Raptors leader Kyle Lowry after playing a vital 53 minutes in a double-overtime victory over the Boston Celtics.
Holy hell was Lowry incredible.
The Raptors needed him to deliver if they wished to survive and boy did he deliver. Now, there will be a Game 7 on Friday night and take this however you like, Game 7 will technically be a home game. Someone needs to win a home game at some point, right?
Anyways, back to Game 6.
The Raptors win 125-122 in an double-overtime thriller. Overcoming a horrid first half shooting performance, Lowry willed the Raptors back, scoring 33 points, 8 rebounds and six rebounds. Fred VanVleet cheaped in with 21 points, albeit on what was a rough 7-for-22 shooting night.
And then in the second overtime, it was all about grit and it was all about Playoff Norm!
Norman Powell exploded.
Making play after play after play. Hitting clutch three-pointers, making huge defensive stops. He would finish the game with 23 crucial points, leaving the ball to Lowry in the closing seconds of the game to put a nail in the Celtics’ coffin. With Kemba Walker all over him, Lowry drilled a fadeaway too secure the Game 6 victory.
This series has been incredible. The Raptors continue to find ways to win and on Friday night, they will have the opportunity to climb back to the Eastern Conference Finals.