Dougie Hamilton won it for Boston with an overtime goal.
The Celtics used a late push in the final minutes to slice into an 11-point Portland lead, but fell 94-88
The injuries and the emergency call-ups are unfortunate. However, they should not be used as a reason for the Bruins to cry in their beer.
The Celtics have shown flashes of brilliance during the early stages of the 2014-15 season, but Friday night they got a painful reminder of how much work they have ahead of them.
Host Adam Kaufman discussed the Celtics’ lack of a finisher on offense and what’s ailed the club on defense.
Marc Gasol scored 32 in a Memphis win over Boston.
Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout.
Most fans expected the Boston Celtics offense to be a bit better in year two of the Brad Stevens era.
On the long list of jobs Tuukka Rask has as the No. 1 goaltender for the Bruins, near the top is stopper.
Tuukka Rask recorded 33 saves to lead Boston over Carolina on Saturday.