Toronto Raptors 89 Boston Celtics 111
The Raptors came up short in game five against the Celtics on Monday night.
Toronto was smothered from start to finish in game five.
Boston came out hot and Toronto could not buy a basket in the first half.
The Celtics took a commanding 62-35 lead into the half.
Jaylen Brown led the way for Boston, scoring 27 points in game five.
Kemba Walker also had a big game for Boston scoring 21 points adding 7 assists.
Toronto struggled all night, shooting just 38 per cent from the field.
The Raptors were out rebounded, out played, and out matched in game five.
Nothing went right for Toronto.
Serge Ibaka after game five is in a walking boot after tweaking an ankle and is questionable for game six.
Fred VanVleet was the high man for Toronto scoring 18 points while adding 5 assists.
Toronto will have to bring a much better offensive effort in game six.
Boston was all over the Raptors guards forcing turnovers and ensuring the Raptors got off to a poor start.
Game five was virtually over after the first quarter.
Nick Nurse will go back to the drawing board to draw up something to combat Boston in game six.
Pascal Siakam has struggled since the NBA restart and Nurse spoke out about that after game five.
“Im not sure why he’s out of rhythm since the restart,” said Nurse.
“We still have games to go, hopefully he gets his rhythm,” Nurse said.
The Raptors need Siakam to break out if they have any chance at winning this series with Boston.
Toronto will look to get Siakam going and force a game seven on Wednesday night.
Tip off is set for 6:30pm EST.