Scenes from an NBA bubble buzzer-beater – The Athletic

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla .– Fred VanVleet wasn’t speaking to anyone and everyone at the same time.It was 8:45 p.m. inside the NBA bubble, here in this Field House arena where the fanless environment usually gives an outdated, subdued frame once you get off the ground. But the Toronto Raptors had just surprised the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of those Eastern Conference Semifinals with one of the prettiest games you’ll ever see: Six-footer Kyle Lowry throwing this rainbow side pass over arms raised 7 feet 5 inches. Tacko Fall on the right, the ball landing in OG Anunoby’s ready hands in the left corner with just 0.5 seconds on the clock, and his three breaking through Jaylen Brown and into the net to save the season for these proud defending champions.

Game, blouses. 104-103.

Bedlam followed, with Anunoby swarmed by his teammates as executives, staff, and family members went on a rampage. In the neighboring corridors that lead to the locker …

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