BOSTON – Fate on Friday night at the centers of the eastern conference in TD Gardens lived until invoicing.
In a permanent affair, Boston Celtics beat Toronto Raptors 123-116 in extra time.
Late for eight at one point in the fourth quarter, Celtics fought for overtime. Once in an additional period, Boston took control and never gave up the cause after taking 49 seconds.
Kirie Irving had a monster game, leading Celtics with 43 points, while Jaison Tatum (21), Gordon Haivard (15), Al Horford (11) and Marcus Morris (11) were in double digits. Kawhi Leonard fell from Toronto with 31 points and was one of six Raptors in double.
With victory, Celtics climbed to 9-6, while Raptors fell to 12-4.
Here's how everything went down:
PG: Kirie Irving
SG: Jailen Brovn
F: Jason Tatum
F: Gordon Haivard
C: Al Horford
The energy was through the roof in the first, on both sides it was traded with blows since Celtics finished the box in advance 30-27.
In the fourth round in the fourth quarter, Celtics replaced the momentum in their favor by jumping with a 9-0 run, taking their first lead in the game, while ultimately in five minutes to the end. After taking the lead, Celtics never took him by the end of the quarter, despite Toronto entering three points in two points.
Irving led all players with 12 points in the first quarter.
ONE RUN … AND ANY ONE
Both teams made major races in the second period, while Celtics fired at 25-24 in the group, despite being in the lead at 54-52.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sent Braun and Haiverard with another unit to start the box, and for the second game they helped move things. In the first match of the first round, 1: 1, Celtics emerged in the first part of the ramp, and their advantage was nine, with the 7:36 sign extended the advantage of double digits.
However, Celtics' leadership would not last. Toronto showed great determination, announced 10-0 at 2:30 to give it one point advantage with 90 seconds to play at halftime. Boston, however, responded by setting the last three points on free throw and setting to take the lead just before the break.
Four players had six points in the second quarter, including Irving and Morris. Irving led all players at half-time with 18 points.
RAPTORS DOWNLOAD CONTROL
Although the Celtics flew with more pulses, they were the Raptors that emerged from the shooting. Visitors surpassed Celtics 30-24 in third place to lead 82-78 in the final frame.
Boston saw that the lead in the lead was rapidly evaporated, as Toronto scored seven irresponsible in the first two minutes of the third to collect a lead of five points, but Celtics came back with a 9-2 run to the front.
However, Rapes were taken in the second half of the box.
After Toronto took advantage of one point, Raptors opened a 9: 0 competition for 10, which is their biggest result in the game, while in the quarter it remained 3:25.
Celtics reduced the deficit to four in the past few minutes, but could not drive out enough to equalize before the end of the box.
Leonard scored eight-thirds of the points.
CELTICS FORCE OVERTIME
At the beginning of the fourth look, it seemed that Celtics could collapse, but they fought for overtime, carrying Raptors 29-25 in the last 12 minutes.
Having returned from a deficit of eight points, Celtics tied the game from 90 to 7:26 after a deep 3 point from Irving, and then took the lead on the field from Irving 20 seconds later.
Raptors again managed to control the shooting, while Delon Wright lowered the trio to 1:29 in order to increase Toronto 107-103. Tatum pulled out Celtics within two, throwing a throw in 48 seconds. Toronto failed to convert its next route on the floor, and Haivard drew a ball to reach the line. Forward he tied the game by knocking both free throws.
Leonard had a chance for the last goal, but he was well kept by Morris and missed a 17 meter jumper, sending the game to an extension.
C & # 39; S DOMINATE OVERTIME
Celtics controlled the period of OT, eliminated Raptors 16-9.
Boston caught the lead with five points at 3:09 and continued with control despite the courageous effort in the Toronto reply. When the game came in three minutes, Celtics really started to take control, which led to an increase of seven.
Toronto withdrew the game within five, but Horford moved to the game for 18 seconds.
Celtics will play the second match of their home on Saturday against Utah Jazz. Tip-off from TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. E T.
Thumbnail photos via Bob DeChiara / USA ADD Sports pictures