Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet credited Norman Powell's 23-point performance for the Toronto Raptors' 125-122 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics in game 6.
Powell, who missed a game-winning three in the first overtime, scored 10 points in the second overtime.
"Can I say what I really want to say? F---, that was great. Thank you, Norm. That was f---ing unbelievable. S---. That was cool. We needed that," said Lowry.
Lowry finished the game with 33 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists, making it the third time in franchise history he's score at least 30 points when facing elimination.
VanVleet added that Powell's performance saved the Raptors' season as they head into game 7, which will take place this Friday at 6 pm ET.
"He saved us. He saved our season. That is his trademark now. You never know when it is going to happen, but it always happens at some point in the playoffs, so he was huge for us. Obviously, Kyle was steady the whole night, but Norm really gave us boost there," said VanVleet.
Powell said that the key to the Raptors' success is staying locked in for 48 minutes.
"I think the games that we've won [in this series] has shown we have to put together a full 48-minute effort. Have no lulls, offensively or defensively."