With 3 seconds or less left and the ball side out of bounds, there’s no better designer for this situation this season than Celtics coach Brad Stevens. See here and here.
And up above too as Jae Crowder screened, then was screened to free him up juuust enough to hit an incredible shot. It may not matter for the Celtics on the surface: they clinched a 7 seed with the win, which was likely to happen in the season’s last 2 days anyway.
But what the win did for the Celtics has more of an effect on the Raptors, who with the loss are now the #4 seed in the East. If our hometown Bulls win tomorrow at home versus the Hawks, they’ll be the #3 seed and earn a 1st round matchup with Milwaukee.
Related: here’s the playoff schedule if that happens.