Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors will face off again today at 6:30 PM (ET) at HP Fieldhouse in Orlando for Game 2 of the 2020 NBA playoffs. Making a prediction is extremely difficult at this point in the season but the defending champions must bounce back immediately if they don't want to fall to a 0-3 hole.
Led by Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics were able to come back and hang on to a 102-99 win to get a 2-0 lead in the series. Nick Nurse, however, complained about the free-throw disparity and how the referees 'took care of Tatum'.
The Toronto Raptors are in huge trouble if Pascal Siakam continues to underperform. He's yet to shoot over 50% from the floor since the restart of the season and was only accountable for 17 points on 16 shots in his team's loss in Game 2.
Head-To-Head: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
This is the first time that the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors face off in the NBA playoffs. Obviously, that means that Brad Stevens' side holds a 2-0 lead in their all-time rivalry. They also won 3 out of 4 in the regular season this year.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Match Information
Date: Thursday, Sep. 3
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: HP Fieldhouse, Orlando
Gordon Hayward: Ankle, Out indefinitely
Javonte Green: Knee, Out for the season
Oshae Brissett: Knee, Out for the season
Patrick McCaw: Knee, Out for the season
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Odds And Predictions
It seems like oddsmakers are expecting the defending champions to finally step up, as the Raptors enter the game as 1-point favorites. Moreover, they're expecting another race to 100 points with the game total set at just 215.0 points.
|Handicap||Raptors -1||Raptors -1|
|Game Total||o/u 215.0||o/u 215.5|
* Odds via DraftKings & FanDuel
How Can I Watch Or Live Stream Free Boston Celtics Vs Toronto Raptors Game 3?
Game 3: Thursday, Sep. 3, 6:30 PM (ET) Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors: ESPN, TSN, TSN Radio, CHUM, 1050 Toronto, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and NBA League Pass.