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Raptors survive two overtimes to force Game Seven

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The Toronto Raptors forced a do-or-die game seven in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals after surviving two overtimes to defeat the Boston Celtics, 125-122.

Kyle Lowry scored 33 points, and Norman Powell added 23 points for the defending NBA champion to tie the series.

Daniel Theis, who finished with 18 points, scored the basket that allowed the Celtics to tie the score, 98-all, and brought the game to its first overtime.

The game extended for another five minutes after Jaylen Brown buried two freebies to tie the score, 106-all, and a triple by Powell bounced off from the rim.

Powell scored a three-point basket to tie the score, 115-all, with 1:23 left in the second overtime.

An alley-oop by Theis and Kemba Walker allowed the Celtics to go up, 115-117, before the Raptors responded with a triple from OG Anunoby, and a three-point play by Powell to take back the lead, 121-117.

With 6.2 seconds left, Tatum buried a three-point basket to close the gap, 123-122, but Powell made two free throws to seal the victory of the Raptors in game six.

Brown finished with 31 points and 16 rebounds, while Tatum provided 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics that led by 12 points at most in the game.

Marcus Smart also registered 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists for Boston.

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