Jayson Tatum stars as Boston Celtics hold off Toronto Raptors to reach Eastern Conference finals

Jayson Tatum had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 21 and the Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 92-87 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 on Friday night.

Game leaders

Boston Celtics

  • Points: Jayson Tatum – 29
  • Assists: Jayson Tatum – 7
  • Rebounds: Jayson Tatum – 12

 

Toronto Raptors

  • Points: Fred VanVleet – 20
  • Assists: Fred VanVleet – 6
  • Rebounds: Pascal Siakam – 11

 

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Marcus Smart added 16 points and Kemba Walker 14 as the Celtics set up a meeting with the Miami Heat in their third conference finals appearance in the last four seasons. Game 1 of the series will take place Tuesday.

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