OG Anunoby called game on Thursday night, and saved Toronto’s playoff hopes in the process.
With the Raptors trailing 2-0 in the series and down 103-101 with a half second left, Anunoby was open on the wing.
Anunoby took a perfect pass from Kyle Lowery and quickly hoisted a shot from behind the arc just before the clock ran out to deliver a game-winning three for Toronto as the buzzer sounded.
ANUNOBY FOR THE WIN WITH .5 SECONDS LEFT 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/M6IdnSv5yd
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 4, 2020
WHAT A PASS. WHAT A SHOT.
— NBA (@NBA) September 4, 2020
Anunoby was calm and composed both after he made the shot and in the post-game interview. It was a demeanor that IU fans grew accustomed to during his two years in Bloomington.
“I expected to make it,” Anunoby told reporters after the game. “I don’t shoot trying to miss. I wasn’t going to act surprised, because I wasn’t surprised.”
You can watch the full interview below.
Anunoby still had the legs to make the shot despite playing a career high 45 minutes in the contest. He finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks on the night.
Anunoby’s heroics came on the heels of his playoff career high 20 point performance in game two.
Now in his third season in the league, Anunoby averaged across the board career highs in points (10.6), rebounds (5.3), assists (1.6), steals (1.4) and blocks (.7) per contest during the regular season.
Anunoby also shot a career best 39 percent from behind the three-point line during the regular season. But he saved his biggest shot from long range for the playoffs.
Note: Boston’s Romeo Langford did not play in the game.
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