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Fred VanVleet was the top-scorer for the Raptors in a 92-87 Game 7 loss to the Celtics, registering 20 points (8-20 FG, 4-9 3PT) and adding a team-high six assists with three rebounds, and two blocks in 45 minutes of play.
VanVleet's shot pulled a disappearing act in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, making only 35% of his attempts through seven games. He remained aggressive but was not able to get the necessary support from his teammates to press on to the next round. VanVleet will be one of the top free agents in a thin market this offseason, and he'll have no shortage of suitors.
Fred VanVleet recorded 18 points (6-14 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, five assists, and three steals Monday over 34 minutes of play.
VanVleet was the best Raptor on the court Monday and even he put up a sub-par performance. He, and the rest of the team, will need a stronger outing in Game 6 Wednesday to stay alive in the 2020 playoffs.
Fred VanVleet provided 17 points (6-19 FG, 5-11 3PT, 0-1 FT) and added six rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one turnover across 45 minutes in a 100-93 win over the Celtics in Game 4.
VanVleet scored 35.2 points in Fanduel and 37.5 points in Draftkings, despite only shooting 31.6% from the field on Saturday. He continues to struggle with his shot, shooting 31.9% through four games in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. The Celtics defense is one of the best in the NBA, but at least VanVleet was able to find his three-ball, knocking down 5-of-11. He'll look to improve his efficiency heading into Game 5 on Monday with the Raptors aiming to take the lead in the series currently tied up at 2-2.
Fred VanVleet scored 25 points (9-22 FG, 2-2 FT) and contributed six assists, three rebounds, five triples, and five turnovers across 41 minutes in a 104-103 victory over the Celtics in Game 3 on Thursday.
VanVleet is shooting a mere 28% (10-for-36) from distance against the Celtics in the conference semi-finals but is still averaging a solid 18.3 points, 7.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in three games played. VanVleet provided DFS owners with 32.6 points in Fanduel and 37.75 in Draftkings - which slotted him in the top-10 for Thursday's two-game slate. VanVleet will need to increase his efficiency if the Raptors are going to tie the series up at 2-2 on Saturday.
Fred VanVleet scored 11 points on just 3-of-16 shooting (2-11 3PT), with four rebounds, eight assists, six steals, and one turnover in 38 minutes as the Raptors drop Game 1 to the Celtics, 112-94.
VanVleet salvaged his poor shooting performance with a career-high in steals and eight assists. He has been doing it all for the Raptors and has seen a heavy allotment of minutes thus far in the playoffs. Even against Boston's much better defenders in Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker, expect VanVleet to shoot it much better in Game 2.