Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will face off again today at 5:30 PM (ET) at HP Fieldhouse in Orlando for Game 2 of the 2020 NBA playoffs. The reigning champions had a disappointing outing as the Celtics dominated them from start to finish, so we can expect them to be extra motivated for their second meeting.
Fueled by their suffocating defense, the Celtics upset the Raptors 112-94 in Game 1 of the series. Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum combined for 42 points while Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown chipped in with 18 and 17, respectively as 6 players scored double figures.
The Raptors struggled to get anything going in the offensive end. Pascal Siakam was -20 with 13 points on 16 shots and his recent performances are a huge concern since the restart of the season. Now, Nick Nurse must hit the drawing board again to try and bounce back for this matchup.
Head-To-Head: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics had never met in the NBA playoffs prior to Game 1. Obviously, that means the Celtics hold a 1-0 lead in the all-time series. As for the regular season, Boston won 57 out of the 97 possible matchups, including 3 out of 4 this season.
Match Information: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Tuesday, Sep. 1
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: HP Fieldhouse, Orlando
Oshae Brissett: Knee, Out for the season
Patrick McCaw: Knee, Out for the season
Gordon Hayward: Ankle, Out indefinitely
Javonte Green: Knee, Out for the season
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics: Odds And Predictions
Apparently, oddsmakers expect the defending champions to bounce back and beat the Boston Celtics, as they enter the game as 1.5-point favorites. They're also expecting fewer scoring than in Game 1, as you can tell by the projected game total set at 216.0 points.
|Handicap||Raptors -1.5||Raptors -1.5|
|Game Total||o/u 216.0||o/u 215.5|
* Odds Via DraftKings & FanDuel
How Can I Watch Or Live Stream Free Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Game 2?
Game 2: Tuesday, Sep. 1, 5:30 PM (ET) Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors: ESPN, TSN, TSN Radio, 1050 Toronto, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and NBA League Pass.