Raptors vs Celtics ECF-Semis Preview

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: Preview, start time, and more - Raptors  HQ

This series is set up to be a great one. The defending champs are taking on the young and up in coming wing duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Both these teams are great defensively, and match up pretty evenly in terms of size. Both teams have elite NBA coaches in Nick Nurse and Brad Stevens. They both are extremely unique in their subs and defensive play calls it often confuses teams. The bubble has been good for the both of these teams obviosuly as well. They are 2 legit contedners and a scary 2nd round matchup for both sides. The stars will get theirs but the role players need to be there as well. Marcus Smart plays elite defense for the Celtics but is not shooting very well but even with that he still plays extremely valueable defensive minutes. When the Raptors get hot from 3 it is hard to beat them with their tough defense. If the Celtics could defend the 3 well enough, they can for sure keep up with them offensively. With Tatum evolving into a top scorer in the league, surrounded by instant offense from Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker, they will be just fine. I hope this series goes 7 games because this is going to be a coaches duel. The Raps need to keep their swagger and momentum going and the Celtics need to play elite defense like we know they can.

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