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.
The Celtics look to snap their longest skid in nearly five years by continuing their dominance of the visiting Raptors on Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead the Celtics to an 81-73 victory over Toronto and a sweep of their two-game preseason series with the Raptors.
Greg Stiemsma tipped in the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left and the Boston Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors 76-75 Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.
The Boston Celtics announced their 2011 preseason schedule on Thursday, which will feature two games against the Toronto Raptors.
Rookie Luke Harangody had career highs with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first NBA double-double, and the Boston Celtics earned the 3,000th victory in franchise history, beating the Toronto Raptors 122-102 on Friday night.