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MiamiWith a deadly triple basket, with the expiration of time, Britain’s UJ Anunobi gave the defending champion Toronto Raptors a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics, narrowing the lead to 1-2 in the Eastern Province semi-final series of the NBA, while Los Angeles advanced The Clippers 1-0 over the Denver Nuggets in the Western semi-finals with a big victory 120-97.
In an exciting end to the first match, Daniel Tice put the Celtics ahead of 103-101 with a double from under the basket, 0.5 seconds before the end.
But after the time-out, Kyle Lowry passed a long ball of contact over all the players to the other side towards OJ Anunobi, who fired from behind the arc with the final whistle, giving the victory to the Raptors, amid the crazy joy of his teammates.
Anunobi of Nigerian origin, 23, said after the meeting, “I expected the attempt to succeed. I am not paying off and I am trying to waste it … I was not surprised.”
The Raptors avoided falling behind with a score of 0-3, as no team in the history of the league has succeeded in compensating for this delay and winning the series.
“The pass wasn’t important. OJ managed the shot. All the praise should be for the shot, it’s very tough. Give OG the praise,” said Laurie, who was the best scorer in the Raptors ranks with 31 points, six rebounds and eight assists.
In the other match, Quahy Lennard scored 29 points, the highest in the match, to lead the Clippers to a 120-97 big victory over the Denver Nuggets in the first two matches in the Western semi-finals.
The best player in last year’s final with the Raptors won 12 attempts out of 16 in the match, while Paul George added 19 points and Marcus Morris 18.
On the Nuggets side, Nikola Jukic was the best with 15 points, while the Clippers succeeded in reducing the risk of Canadian Jamal Murray, who was satisfied with 12 points and six rebounds. .