Despite knocking down a season-saving gamewinner for the Toronto Raptors, OG Anunoby was measured and tranquil in his post-game interview just like Kawhi Leonard.
OG Anunoby is among the more clutch players of the NBA. Many will remember that LeBron hit a floater over him 2 seasons ago, but not that he’d tied up the game himself before
Anunoby has always been a laidback performer who likes to play within himself and in the flow of the game. He shot well in the limited opportunities he got. He also did a job
on Jayson Tatum on the defensive end, causing a terrible shooting night for the All Star.
Anunoby’s shot came in a pressure cooker situation. The Raptors had only 0.5 seconds to attempt a shot. The inbounds play had been drawn up by coach Nick Nurse for one of Pascal
Siakam or Fred van Vleet. The Celtics were able to deny passes to both of these options. This left Kyle Lowry and the Raptors ad-libbing.
Lowry managed to lob a rainbow pass over the NBA’s tallest player in Tacko Fall, straight to OG on the opposite corner of the court. With Jaylen Brown flying in to contest the
shot, Anunoby had the composure to shoot the ball with his usual shot mechanics. Anunoby remarked that ‘he knew it was going in’ in the interview.