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NBA players react to OG Anunoby’s game-winner vs. Celtics

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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.

CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers recalled a similar play in Game 7 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets.

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.

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.

Rudy Gay of the San Antonio Spurs also gave Lowry ample credit.

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets, for his part, noticed something else about Lowry.

Former NBA player turned analyst Kendrick Perkins reminded everyone that Lowry is still the face of the Raptors squad.

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.