Crowder Hits Buzzer Beater, Celtics Win [VIDEO]
The Boston Celtics were not content with just making the playoffs, on Tuesday night they got a last second shot to beat Toronto 95-93 and clinch the #7 spot and a first round series against Cleveland.Boston trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half and had a chance to win the game with three seconds to play. The in-bound pass went to Jae Crowder who drained the fade-away jumper that gave the Celtics the win.
Evan Turner and Avery Bradley led the Celtics offense with 14 points each while Brandon Bass added 13. Turner also added 9 assists and 7 rebound for Boston who earned their 39th win of the season.
The win clinches the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs which means a series against LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The series will start on Saturday or Sunday in Cleveland.
Boston will close out the regular season tonight in Milwaukee where according to coach Brad Stevens several players will not play or have reduced minutes to rest up for the playoffs. Avery Bradley will not make the trip after leaving the game Tuesday with a quad injury.