Pascal Siakam finally showed the All-Star that he is as he led the Toronto Raptors to a 100-93 win and equalize their semifinals series against the Boston Celtics.
Raptors’ Pascal Siakam tallied a double-double outing in Game 4 against the Celtics. (Photo by Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
The defending champs are back at it. Behind Siakam’s double-double performance of 23 points and 11 rebounds, the Raptors have climbed back in the series with a much-needed Game 4 victory over the Celtics. Kyle Lowry also stuffed the stat sheet with his 22 points, 11 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Toronto’s defense was again in full display, especially in the perimeter. They closed out well on Boston’s shooters and limited them to a lowly 20% clip from the three-point line. The defending champs built an eight-point lead entering the fourth quarter, although the Celtics tried to mount a comeback.
But as Boston trimmed the deficit to only five points, the Raptors executed a perfect inbound play that opened Lowry for a wing trifecta that proved to be the dagger.
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Jayson Tatum led the charge for the Celtics with his 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Kemba Walker amassed 15 points and 8 assists. Jaylen Brown struggled mightily from the field as he put up a measly 4-18 clip from the field, including nine straight misses from beyond the arc before making his next two.
Raptors (100) – Siakam 23, Lowry 22, Ibaka 18, VanVleet 17, Anunoby 11, Powell 5, Gasol 4, Thomas 0
Celtics (93) – Tatum 24, Walker 15, Brown 14, Smart 8, Theis 8, Wanamaker 7, Ojeleye 7, Williams III 6, G. Williams 4