NBA play-offs: Boston Celtics beat Toronto Raptors to reach conference finals

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Boston Celtics' Brad Wanamaker tries to get past Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby
Boston Celtics last won a conference title in 2010

The Boston Celtics reached the Eastern Conference finals after a 92-87 win against defending champions the Toronto Raptors in the series’ deciding game.

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet missed a chance to tie the game at 90-90 with 12 seconds left and Celtics’ Kemba Walker made his free throws at the other end to seal victory in game seven.

Jayson Tatum impressed with 29 points and 12 rebounds for Celtics.

They will face Miami Heat in the conference finals.

Game one of that series – Celtics’ third conference finals appearance in the last four seasons – will take place on Tuesday.

Raptors had come back from 2-0 down to tie the series against Celtics at 3-3, but VanVleet’s 20 points were not enough to help them to victory.


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