NBA players react to OG Anunoby’s game-winner vs. Celtics
A bunch of NBA players expressed their excitement and insight to Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby’s game-winning 3-pointer over the Boston Celtics.
Same situation as last night with less time . Different inbound play. Different result
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 4, 2020
Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers and Danny Green of the Los Angeles Lakers gave OG Anunoby a shoutout. Meanwhile, Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat and Tristan Thompson expressed his disbelief.
OG!!!!! BIG TIME!!!!
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) September 4, 2020
— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) September 4, 2020
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) September 4, 2020
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) September 4, 2020
Zach LaVine, meanwhile, gave credit to Kyle Lowry for that impressive pass right on the money. Note that 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall was clouding his vision.
What a pass
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) September 4, 2020
Rudy Gay of the San Antonio Spurs also gave Lowry ample credit.
Klow with the pass
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) September 4, 2020
Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets, for his part, noticed something else about Lowry.
I aspire to smile as big as Kyle Lowry just did lol
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) September 4, 2020
Former NBA player turned analyst Kendrick Perkins reminded everyone that Lowry is still the face of the Raptors squad.
WOW!!! Huge win for Toronto led by Mr. Raptor himself Kyle Lowry. Jesus Christ.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) September 4, 2020
Anunoby’s game-winner prevented the Raptors from going down to a 3-0 rut. And in NBA history, not a single team has ever come back from that deficit. As such, the Anunoby game-winner with 0.4 seconds left might have saved the Raptors’ postseason run.
Fans and critics were already doubting the Raptors after being down 2-0. Despite their stellar season (regular and playoffs) and the fact that they are the defending champions, they looked outclassed by the Celtics in the first two games.
But in Game 3, they hushed everyone who has been doubting them. The Raptors have the heart of a champion. And it’s something that you can’t just takeaway.