The Boston Celtics face the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of their NBA Playoffs best-of-7 series on Thursday, September 3, 2020, (9/3/20) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Celtics lead the series, 2-0, after winning Game 2, 102-99, on Tuesday.
Here is what you need to know:
What: NBA Playoffs, Game 3
Who: Raptors vs. Celtics
When: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
The Boston Celtics play the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference second round with a 2-0 lead in the series. The Celtics won the last matchup 102-99. Jayson Tatum scored 34 points to lead Boston to the victory and OG Anunoby recorded 20 points in the loss for Toronto.
The Celtics have gone 9-6 against division opponents. Boston ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 47.8 points per game in the paint led by Jaylen Brown averaging 9.
The Raptors are 9-5 against the rest of the division. Toronto ranks sixth in the league with 35.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Pascal Siakam averaging 6.2.
Tatum is averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds for the Celtics. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Siakam leads the Raptors scoring 22.9 assists and collecting 7.3 rebounds. Norman Powell is averaging 15.3 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Celtics: Averaging 110.5 points, 44.5 rebounds, 19.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.2 points on 39.2% shooting.
Raptors: Averaging 116.3 points, 47.5 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 41.2% shooting.
Celtics: Tremont Waters: out (knee), Javonte Green: out (knee), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).
Raptors: None listed.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)