Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by beating the Toronto Raptors 99-95.
While the Boston Celtics have their new-look squad rolling, they face a tough test Wednesday night against another new-look team in the Toronto Raptors.
Jason Terry scored 20 points and Rajon Rondo tied his season high with 20 assists as Boston beat Toronto 107-89 on Saturday.
Rajon Rondo’s status is uncertain for Saturday, when the Celtics look for a ninth consecutive home victory over Toronto.
DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 22 points in the third quarter and made four pivotal free throws down the stretch as the short-handed Toronto Raptors held off the Boston Celtics 84-79 Friday night.
The short-handed Toronto Raptors had their point guard bloodied and their interior defense soundly beaten their last time out. One can only imagine a motivated Rajon Rondo’s eagerness, then, as he leads the resurgent Boston Celtics into Air Canada Centre for Friday night’s game.
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Jose Calderon had 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 86-74 on Friday for their third win in the past 20 meetings with the Celtics.
Paul Pierce had 17 points and eight assists and the Boston Celtics crept above .500 for the first time this season with a 100-64 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had to leave in the third quarter after falling hard on his right wrist, but it does not seem to be anything serious.
Rajon Rondo scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter and the Boston Celtics ended a five-game losing streak with a 96-73 win over the reeling Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.