Nick Nurse has insisted he’s not watching what other teams are doing in a tightly packed Eastern Conference and only a handful of games left in the regular seasonwhich had remained largely open but did not have COVID-19 spreading in their population i.
But the Toronto Raptors coach was intrigued moment’s after his team edged the Boston Celtics 115-113 in overtime Monday in Toronto.“I heard that [Chicago]?lost. What’s that mean? We’re tied for fifth?” Nurse asked reporterspersonalizationMetadata. “And how many out of first? Three and a half [games]? Geez, that’s pretty close. It’s pretty close to first place. That’s cool.”
Pascal Siakam had a season-high 40 points and 13 rebounds and the Raptors ended the undermanned Celtics’ win streak at six games, and vaulted themselves into a tie with the Bulls for fifth, one game ahead of Cleveland.
“That was a tough, tough game to play and I think we certainly could have went either way and we’ve been on the wrong end of some of those,” Nurse said of the rough-and-tumble affair. “You feel really crappy at the end of them when you end up on the wrong side of `embased upon their symptoms, so it’s nice that we got one of these kind of ugly grind-out, don’t really know what the hell’s going on out there, Ws.”
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