NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking Points from Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Final Score: Toronto Raptors defeated Boston Celtics 118-95
It was a two-point game at the end of the first quarter with Boston taking the lead. However, the Raptors came back strong in the second quarter and clinched it 36-13 which shifted the momentum completely in favour of the Raptors.
They only continued their dominance in the third quarter and even though the Celtics showed some fight towards the end, it was all but over. The Celtics got blown out 118-95 and the regular-season series ended at 2-2. The loss also ended their seven-game win streak.
Pascal Siakam was the top-scorer on the night with 25 points. For the Celtics, it was Marcus Morris with 17 points.
In this article, let us take a look at three talking points from the Raptors' win at home.
#3 Kawhi Leonard's impressive performance
Kawhi Leonard is one of the top three two-way players in the league and he has been doing it all on both ends of the floor all season long. Kawhi, who is one of the contenders for Defensive Player of the Year, was feeling himself against Boston and came up big to help the team pick up the win.
He finished the game with 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists on very good 9-for-15 shooting. He was also effective on the defensive end and was all over the Celtics' players, never really allowing them to score freely.
Kawhi is averaging career-high numbers with his new franchise this year, and it is incredible how he performs so well on both the ends for entire 48-minutes.