The defending champion Toronto Raptors completed their first ever sweep in franchise history with an emphatic 150-122 win over the Brooklyn Nets and move on to the second round in a tough match up against the Boston Celtics.
They won the game despite losing they’re all-star point guard Kyle Lowry, who left the game with after rolling his ankle in the first quarter. The team originally listed Lowry with a left ankle injury before coach Nick Nurse said post-game that the all-star would be having an MRI on the arch of his foot.
Watch : Lowry leaves with injury
Raptors performance today was almost perfect. They broke the NBA playoff record for bench point scored in a game with 100 points. With big contributions from Serge Ibaka 27 points & Normal Powell 29 points. They also set the franchise record for points scored in a playoff game.
This is the end of the road for the Nets, who deserve credit for how they competed in Orlando. Most of these players were brought in last-minute as replacements, with no guarantee of a roster spot next season. And though they crashed out of the playoffs in the first round, they fought hard every game, and in general, did better than everyone was expecting so shout out to them.
Raptors-Celtics Series Schedule:
Game 1 – Thursday, August 27
Game 2 – Saturday, August 29
Game 3 – Monday, August 31
Game 4 – Wednesday, September 2
Game 5* – Friday, September 4
Game 6* – Sunday, September 6
Game 7* – Tuesday, September 8
“Breakin’ records.”— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 24, 2020
First postseason series sweep ☑️ pic.twitter.com/DlKoLZ9Ryd