"Just winning", said an exhausted Lowry who played 53 minutes.
The Celtics could say the same, of course.
The scrum decided nothing - just like the first six games.
Jaylen Brown recorded 21 points as the Celtics reached the Conference finals for the third time in four years.
"I was just really focused on the defensive end and let that spill over to the other end", Powell said. Because I think confidence and your mental (approach) is the majority of this thing. I'm not a looker ahead. I just felt like I can help their growth a little bit. A few guys did some light work, but the rotation players spent the day tending to their bodies and minds.
"These guys are well-coached, Walker said".
While he has been a man of few words when it comes to the roller coaster of a series he and the Celtics were riding against the defending National Basketball Association champions, Tatum's game spoke volumes when it mattered most.
There's still lots of love to go around. They won the series in a four-game sweep.
"It's definitely going to be a different look than the Raptors gave us".
Tatum sank a 3-pointer to pull Boston within a point with 6.2 seconds remaining but Powell sank two free throws and Marcus Smart missed a last-chance 3-pointer for Boston. Toronto shot 43.6% from the field, were dusted on the glass 58-46 and missed seven free throws, but still managed to grind out a win. It's what I play for.
Chelsea - Premier League - 14 September 2020
Reece James has restored Chelsea's lead against Brighton after burying an unreal 35-yard screamer past Matt Ryan. We hope we will improve. "In lots of ways, I'm very fortunate".
Regardless, that's all over now. "I watch from afar and I'm coaching like they can hear me".
"The older I've gotten, the more I appreciate it", Stevens said Thursday. I'm excited about tomorrow.
"We're going to have to figure out, again, better ways to attack, especially late", Stevens said.
It's not all that often that you get an Eastern Conference finals series without either the No. 1 or No. 2 seed.
He sprained his left ankle midway through the second half in Monday's Game 5 loss and is officially listed as questionable for Game 6 on Wednesday. They got behind, but not too far, and were able to stay within striking distance or in the lead most of the night. He might not have been wrong, but his delivery was criticized - so he could feel some pressure going into Game 5. Should the Nuggets force one against the Clippers, that would occur on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
PRESSURE IS ON: Denver rallied from 3-1 down against Utah. "He got a couple loose balls, he nearly came up with another couple rebounds there toward the end of the game". Game 7, 7 p.m., TNT.
Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics at the AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida, U.S. on September 11, 2020.
Kemba Walker's basket with 23.2 seconds left in overtime put Boston up by one, before Butler muscled his way to the rim for a score while getting fouled by Tatum.
KEEP AN EYE ON: The fatigue levels.
When the Heat last played the Celtics in the Conference Finals in 2012, the Heat won in seven games.
By themselves, we don't believe either of those two events would have been enough to derail the Raptors' bid for a second consecutive championship.