Calderon Gives Raptors Last-Second Win Over Celtics
Posted Oct 26 2006 8:29AM
BOSTON, Oct. 25 (Ticker) -- Jose Calderon helped the Toronto Raptors remain unbeaten in the preseason.
Calderon nailed the go-ahead free throws in the waning seconds and Morris Peterson added 21 points as the Raptors posted an 106-102 preseason victory over the Boston Celtics.
Calderon's free throws came after he was fouled on a drive to the basket by former top overall pick Michael Olowokandi.
Peterson shot 8-of-15 from the field and Kris Humphries netted 13 points for the Raptors, who shot just 39.5 percent (34-of-86). All-Star forward Chris Bosh also sat out with a sore left heel.
Wally Szczerbiak scored 27 points and Sebastian Telfair added 21 for the Celtics, who committed 21 turnovers leading to 30 points for Toronto.
Boston All-Star swingman Paul Pierce did not play with an infected left middle finger but is expected to be ready for the regular season.