Boston's 39 points are tied for the fourth-highest scoring quarter by a Toronto opponent in the franchise's postseason history.
But Brad Stevens' Celtics are locked in at the moment and have already defeated Toronto in the only meeting since the two teams arrived in the bubble nearly two months ago.
For a little while there it felt like this Raptors-Celtics series would be over before it started.
Members of both teams considered not playing in the first game of the playoffs as a protest to the ongoing violence that's occurring against Black people by the hands of law enforcement. Well, today, it was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic that Lowry would, in fact, return to the Raptors lineup today.
Two officers are said to have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation on the incident begins.
This season, the average total for Raptors games is 219.9 points, 3.4 more than the over/under of 216.5 points for this contest.
Toronto is 0-2 against Boston at Disney, losing by a combined 40 points and not leading for a single moment in those two games.
The Raptors swept Brooklyn in four games.
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Celtics' games have a total points bet of 220.6 points this season, 4.1 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
The Celtics had routed Toronto 122-100 on August 8, the only other loss for the Raptors at Disney World.
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers were reported to have voted to end the season early following an "ugly" meeting.
Boston's starting five was a combined 14-for-31 from deep. However, the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man named Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday, has been weighing heavily on the minds of the players and coaches within the National Basketball Association bubble.
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks did just that, refusing to take the court for their game against Orlando.
The Bucks' walkout led to a shutdown of the league for three days and similar strikes among several pro sports leagues, including the WNBA and NHL. This has been recognized by Nick Nurse, coach of the Raptors, who in the press conference prior to the first stake of the East semi-final against the Celtics, has assured that some of his players do not want to continue competing: "Vyears of my players are considering going home and not competing", he acknowledged. Before that decision, VanVleet had said the tone of the series had been altered by the Blake shooting. Nurse said. "It's not awfully long, a week, right?"
Both teams knelt with arms linked for the US and Canadian anthems.