“F–king Unbelievable”: Raptors Star Kyle Lowry Left Awestruck After Teammate’s Final Play Against Celtics

Published 09/10/2020, 12:36 AM EDT


The Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics game 6 was a live-wire. In the clutch moments of the second overtime, chances were high that the game will push into a third overtime. But the Raptors finally won 125-122. They became only the third franchise ever to enter a Game 7 after a multiple-OT win

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For the Raptors, Marc Gasol finally scored his first couple of three-pointers in the series. Fred VanVleet scored three of those, but with a poor accuracy of 23.1%. However, the two stars that totally outshined, especially during the tail of the game, were Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell.

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The Toronto Raptors and those nail-biting OTs!

Norman Powell had one heck of a day. He scored 23 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 block. His field goal accuracy of 54.5% tells a lot about the form he was in. The 6’3” guard was a great companion to the unstoppable Kyle Lowry who scored the most- 33 points in the game, including 6 three-pointers. 

In the post-game media conference, Kyle Lowry made it a point to praise his teammate in a quirky way. He first asked the journalist, “Can I say what I really wanna say?” Just as he received a “Yay”, Lowry exclaimed, “F*** that was great! Thank you, Norm. That was f–king unbelievable. S–t. That was cool. We needed that.”

Lowry’s jumper shot in the clutch minutes too was a treat to watch. Have a look-

Norman Powell was another man today!

Norman did not have a very good past five games. His NBA Playoffs 2020 average of 13.6 points is well below his regular-season average of 16 points per game. But he has repeatedly shown that he can bring a different game in play whenever big things are at stake. Remember his Game 3 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks last year? He scored 19 crucial points that night to save the game.

In Game 6, he missed converting a buzzer-beater in the OT when the scores were locked at 106-106. He scored 15 of his 23 points in the OTs. He added a perfect 7/7 from the free-throw line and an overall 8/9 in the match. Norman flamed up in the OTs, and that’s how Kyle Lowry got his support. Otherwise, the Celtics had all the capacity to ruin Lowry’s three-point-party in the game. 

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Let’s see if Norman can stay this competitive in the most important game of the series or not.

Read: “It’s An Intense Series”: Boston Celtics Star Shuts Down Talks of Post Game Fight With Toronto Raptors

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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