New miracle for Toronto in this decidedly insane Eastern Conference semi-final against Boston. Still close to elimination, the reigning champion felt the wind of the ball before snatching a match 7 against the Celtics after his victory on Tuesday evening almost came from elsewhere after … two extra time (125 -122). And if in Game 3, it was an Anunoby long-distance shoot that had avoided the Raptors’ exit, this time the Canadians relied on a rather improbable basket from Kyle Lowry, the man of the match (33 points to 12 of 20 including 6 of 10 to three points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds), while there were only twelve seconds left in the second overtime.
An almost unimaginable outcome once again knowing that Toronto, despite the efforts of Fred Van Vleet (21 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) or Norman Powell (23 points) out of the bench, was up to twelve points behind in the second quarter (41-29), again found himself chasing the score in the fourth but still managed to push the C’s and Jaylen Brown (31 points, 16 rebounds), Jayson Tatum ( 29 points, 14 rebounds and 9 steps), Marcus Smart (triple-double 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) and Co. in overtime without having scored a single point during the last four minutes of this last quarter of regulation time. In the NBA as elsewhere, a champion never dies.