Tuesday 26th January 2021

The Boston Celtics earned a 112-94 Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Jayson Tatum scored 21, but it was a team effort that led the Celtics to a 17-point halftime lead. The Raptors struggled offensively, shooting 36.9 percent from the field while stars Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet both struggled with their shooting. It prevented any comeback opportunity for the defending NBA champions.

Game 2 of the series is scheduled for Tuesday.

NBA playoffs: Clippers eliminate Mavericks, Celtics top Raptors in Game 1

Via www.upi.com