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Thomas scores 23, Celtics beat Raptors 91-79 as Lowry rests


By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Posted Mar 23 2016 11:28PM

BOSTON (AP) With a late-season losing streak barely behind them, the Boston Celtics entered their final regular-season matchup with Toronto searching for a statement win.

The Celtics not only got it, but may have grabbed just the momentum boost they craved with a pivotal five-game road trip looming.

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Evan Turner added 17 and the Celtics beat the Raptors 91-79 on Wednesday night.

Avery Bradley finished with 16 points and eight rebounds as the Celtics won their third consecutive game and first this season over one of the Eastern Conference's best teams.

"It's big," Thomas said. "We wanted some confidence and momentum going into this tough West Coast trip and we got it. We wanted these three games and we got them."

Boston had what had been an eight-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter cut to a point. But the Celtics responded with a 10-4 run to get the separation they needed to close it out.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 21 points. Point guard Kyle Lowry sat out, resting a sore right elbow.

Toronto had a four-game winning streak snapped and fell 2 1/2 games behind Cleveland for the best record in the Eastern Conference. But the Raptors still clinched their third consecutive playoff berth thanks to a loss by Chicago.

That was little consolation for Toronto coach Dwane Casey.

"They beat us. They spanked us," Casey said. "We talked about how good of a team they are if we don't play with force. When you don't play with force you're going to have trouble scoring, and we had trouble scoring."

In addition to Lowry, Toronto also played without forward Patrick Patterson, who missed his second straight game with a sore left ankle. The Celtics remained without starting forward Jae Crowder as he recovers from a right ankle sprain.

Toronto trailed 69-58 late in the third quarter before using a 10-0 run to get back into the game. The Celtics missed eight straight shots during the run.

But Boston responded with its 10-4 spurt, getting its lead back up to 79-72.

The first half was tight throughout, with 10 lead changes and neither team holding more than a three-point lead.

The victory ensured the Celtics will finish with at least a .500 record - its first since coach Brad Stevens took over three years ago.

"I feel like there's real progress. And it's pretty consistent progress," Stevens said. "But...you don't sign up to come to the Boston Celtics to win 42 games. So we've got a long way to go."

TIP-INS

Raptors: Loss ends a franchise-record streak of 33 straight wins when holding a team under 100 points. ... Shot just 34 percent from the field (31 of 89). ...Was 6 of 22 from the 3-point line.

Celtics: Thomas has scored 20 or more points in 11 straight games. ... Boston has won 16 of 18 at home. ... Crowder missed his sixth straight game.

RESTING UP

Casey isn't above resting his players heading into the final month of the season. In fact, he will prioritize that over anything that has to do with the standings. "Health is more important," Casey said. "I think we are all fighting for it, but if it comes between a guy fighting a sore ankle, a sore calf, a sore knee or whatever fighting for that spot. My team's health is more important than putting him out there and maybe further damaging him."

SHOOTING WOES

Marcus Smart continues to struggle with his shot. One of the offensive anchors of the second unit, Smart was 1 for 8 from the field against the Raptors. He is now just 16 for 62 in his last six games.

INJURY UPDATE

Stevens said the plan is still for Crowder to travel with the team on its upcoming five-game road trip. But he said Crowder isn't expected to be available during the early part of it. Crowder was able to do some light shooting prior to Wednesday's game.

CELEBRITY WATCH

Actor Mark Wahlberg, a native of nearby Dorchester, sat courtside.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

There was a pregame moment of a silence in honor of the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Visit Houston on Friday.

Celtics: Visit Phoenix on Saturday.

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TOR
BOS
     
    • 34.8%

    • 43.8%

    • 27.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 55.0%

    • 61.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
TOR BOS
Total Rebounds 52 48
Offensive Rebounds 15 7
Turnovers 11 8
Fast Break Pts: 8 16
Biggest Lead: 3 12
Points in the Paint: 36 48
TOR BOS
p DeRozan   21 Thomas   23
rb Biyombo   13 Johnson   14
a Joseph   4 Turner   7
s 3 players   1 2 players   2
b Valanciunas   2 2 players   2
 
  • 10/30 - TOR 113 @ BOS 103
  • 01/20 - BOS 109 @ TOR 115
  • 03/18 - BOS 91 @ TOR 105
  • 03/23 - TOR 79 @ BOS 91
Toronto Raptors (48-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 12:14 1-3 0-2 0-0 -3 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 2
L. Scola F 23:58 3-5 3-5 0-0 -9 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 9
J. Valanciunas C 20:42 5-10 0-0 0-1 -1 3 4 7 0 1 1 2 2 1 10
D. DeRozan G 36:16 6-16 1-3 8-9 -11 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 21
C. Joseph G 31:56 4-16 0-3 1-2 -19 2 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 9
B. Biyombo   27:18 0-3 0-0 0-2 -12 5 8 13 1 3 0 0 1 1 0
T. Ross   35:46 5-18 1-6 2-3 -10 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 13
J. Thompson   24:02 3-5 0-0 0-1 -4 3 7 10 1 2 0 1 1 0 6
D. Wright   20:25 3-10 0-1 0-0 +4 1 7 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 6
J. Johnson   07:23 1-3 1-2 0-2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
B. Caboclo DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Lowry DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Nogueira DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-89 6-22 11-20   15 37 52 13 15 3 11 7 5 79
  34.8% 27.3% 55.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
Boston Celtics (42-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Turner F 33:28 7-13 1-2 2-2 +12 1 3 4 7 0 2 1 2 1 17
A. Johnson F 33:38 5-6 0-0 1-4 +18 2 12 14 5 4 1 2 2 0 11
J. Sullinger C 27:15 3-12 1-1 2-2 +12 2 9 11 3 4 0 1 0 3 9
A. Bradley G 36:31 7-14 2-4 0-0 +11 1 7 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 16
I. Thomas G 35:34 8-17 3-8 4-6 +22 0 2 2 4 3 2 1 0 2 23
M. Smart   25:16 1-8 0-1 0-0 +2 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 2
K. Olynyk   18:08 1-4 0-1 1-2 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
T. Rozier   13:11 2-4 1-2 0-1 -8 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
T. Zeller   06:31 0-0 0-0 2-2 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Jerebko   10:28 1-2 0-1 1-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
R. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Mickey DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-80 8-20 13-21   7 41 48 24 18 5 8 5 7 91
  43.8% 40.0% 61.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 8

inactive

  • Raptors: Carroll, Patterson
  • Celtics: Clarke, Crowder, Young

technical fouls

  • Raptors: --
  • Celtics: Turner

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #31 Scott Wall, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:10
Toronto Raptors (48-22) Boston Celtics (42-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Johnson vs Valanciunas (Thomas gains possession)
  11:40 Sullinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Joseph Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20
[BOS 2-0]
Thomas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  11:01
[TOR 2-2]
 
  10:47 Sullinger Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Valanciunas (1 BLK) 
Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:45  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turner (1 BLK)  10:28  
  10:27 Team Rebound 
  10:07
[BOS 5-2]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Powell Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[TOR 4-5]
 
  09:27
[BOS 7-4]
Thomas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST)  09:17
[TOR 7-7]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  08:59  
  08:59
[BOS 8-7]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:59 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:43  
Valanciunas Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35
[BOS 10-7]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Valanciunas Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:12 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02 Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:DeRozan (1 ST) 
DeRozan Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:58
[TOR 9-10]
 
  07:58 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:58
[TOR 10-10]
 
  07:46
[BOS 12-10]
Bradley Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:19
[TOR 12-12]
 
  07:02
[BOS 15-12]
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  06:38
[TOR 15-15]
 
  06:31 Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Valanciunas (1 ST) 
Powell Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:25  
  06:07 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:06  
Valanciunas Layup Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:44
[BOS 17-15]
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:38  
  05:38 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Smart 
  05:38 Bradley Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (1 AST)  05:19
[TOR 17-17]
 
  05:04
[BOS 19-17]
Johnson Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:52  
Valanciunas Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:51
[TOR 19-19]
 
  04:33 Smart Jump Shot: Missed 
Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:32  
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST)  04:19
[TOR 22-19]
 
  03:56 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:55  
  03:44 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wall) 
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  03:44  
Powell Substitution replaced by Ross  03:44  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:34  
  03:34 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
DeRozan Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:25  
Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:24  
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  03:09  
  03:09
[BOS 20-22]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Scola Substitution replaced by J Thompson  03:09  
  03:09
[BOS 21-22]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
J Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31
[BOS 23-22]
Olynyk Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:11 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
  02:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Joseph Substitution replaced by Wright  02:11  
  02:11 Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:11
[TOR 23-23]
 
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:11
[TOR 24-23]
 
  01:58
[BOS 25-24]
Turner Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:29 Smart Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:28  
DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:05  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:04  
  01:04 Johnson Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  00:47.9 Smart Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:46.8  
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:14.9 Turner Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:14.8  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.2 Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Turner Technical (M McCutchen) 
Ross Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  00:00.0
[TOR 25-25]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Toronto Raptors (48-22) Boston Celtics (42-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Olynyk Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wall) 
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
J Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:27  
J Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:21
[TOR 27-25]
 
J Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  11:08  
  11:08 Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:08 Team Rebound 
  11:08
[BOS 26-27]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46 Smart Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
Joseph Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  10:23  
  10:23
[BOS 27-27]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:23 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  10:23
[BOS 28-27]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:10
[TOR 29-28]
 
  09:54 Smart Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:52  
Wright Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:33  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:32  
Biyombo Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jerebko (1 BLK)  09:29  
  09:28 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21
[BOS 31-29]
Rozier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST) 
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:09
[TOR 31-31]
 
  08:55 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:54  
Biyombo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:33 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:32  
  08:32  
Biyombo Layup Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:04
[BOS 33-31]
Rozier Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall)  08:04  
  08:04 Rozier Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:04  
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
Team Rebound  07:39  
Joseph Substitution replaced by DeRozan  07:39  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:18 Rozier Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ross (1 ST) 
Ross Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:12
[TOR 33-33]
 
  06:44 Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:43  
Wright Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  06:33  
  06:33 Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
J Thompson Substitution replaced by Scola  06:17  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas  06:17  
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:17 Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  06:12
[BOS 35-33]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rozier (1 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:43
[TOR 35-35]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  05:32  
  05:32 Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
  05:32 Rozier Substitution replaced by Turner 
  05:32
[BOS 36-35]
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Valanciunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:13
[TOR 37-36]
 
  05:02 Sullinger Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:02 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Ross Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  04:51
[TOR 39-36]
 
  04:37
[BOS 38-39]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Valanciunas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:20
[TOR 41-38]
 
  04:08 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:06 Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:05  
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:47 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Team Rebound 
Ross Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  03:40  
  03:40
[BOS 39-41]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:40
[BOS 40-41]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST)  03:23  
  03:15 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Valanciunas (2 BLK) 
  03:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Ross Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  03:14  
  03:14 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:14 Team Rebound 
  03:14 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:06  
Wright Substitution replaced by Joseph  03:06  
Valanciunas Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:55
[TOR 43-40]
 
  02:43 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:43  
Ross Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turner (2 BLK)  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:27  
  02:27 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:18 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:12
[BOS 42-43]
Bradley Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
Joseph Layup Shot: Missed  02:04  
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:03  
  01:57 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:38
[BOS 44-43]
Bradley Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:16  
  01:00
[BOS 46-43]
Thomas Driving Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:56.9  
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (2 AST)  00:45.9
[TOR 46-46]
 
  00:34.9 Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:33.9  
  00:24.9 Jump Ball Turner vs DeRozan (Ross gains possession) 
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:04.6 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.3 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Toronto Raptors (48-22) Boston Celtics (42-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Valanciunas Jump Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:35 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:20 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:59
[BOS 48-46]
Turner Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:33 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:32  
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:10
[BOS 50-46]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
  09:53 Johnson Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (S Wall) 
DeRozan Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  09:53
[TOR 47-50]
 
  09:47 Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Joseph Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:25 Turner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
  09:23 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:18 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Powell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  09:18  
  09:18
[BOS 51-47]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:18
[BOS 52-47]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
DeRozan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  09:01  
  08:57 Johnson Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  08:57 Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  08:38  
  08:31 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Joseph Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST)  08:24
[TOR 49-52]
 
  08:15 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:14  
  08:08 Jump Ball Turner vs Powell (Thomas gains possession) 
  08:04
[BOS 54-49]
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:02  
Powell Substitution replaced by Ross  08:02  
Valanciunas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Wall)  07:53  
Valanciunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:53  
  07:42 Thomas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Valanciunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  07:22  
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:21  
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Ross Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  07:10  
  07:10
[BOS 55-49]
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:10
[BOS 56-49]
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:54 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Valanciunas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  06:46  
  06:37 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:36  
Valanciunas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:23
[TOR 51-56]
 
  06:23 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall) 
Valanciunas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:20  
DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:06
[TOR 53-56]
 
  05:52 Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:51 Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart 
  05:51 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  05:51  
  05:43
[BOS 58-53]
Johnson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Scola Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  05:18  
  05:07
[BOS 60-53]
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST)  04:46
[TOR 56-60]
 
  04:29
[BOS 62-56]
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  04:01  
  04:01 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  04:01 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:01  
  03:45 Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:45
[TOR 57-62]
 
  03:45 Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:45
[TOR 58-62]
 
  03:36
[BOS 64-58]
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
DeRozan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  03:19  
  03:12
[BOS 67-58]
Turner 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:10  
Scola Substitution replaced by J Thompson  03:10  
J Thompson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Wall)  02:58  
J Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:58  
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Olynyk Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:36  
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:13
[BOS 69-58]
Jerebko Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST) 
  01:57 Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier 
Joseph Substitution replaced by Wright  01:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:50  
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:40  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST)  01:23  
  01:09 Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:52.2
[TOR 60-69]
 
  00:37.9 Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:36.6  
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.7  
  00:25.7 Team Rebound 
  00:04.9 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:03.9  
  00:00.1 Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.1  
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 3 (18 PTS)  00:00.1
[TOR 61-69]
 
DeRozan Free Throw 3 of 3 (19 PTS)  00:00.1
[TOR 62-69]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Toronto Raptors (48-22) Boston Celtics (42-30)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:45  
  11:41 Smart Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Ross Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:41  
Team Rebound  11:41  
Ross Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:41
[TOR 63-69]
 
  11:30 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  11:29  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Biyombo (1 AST)  11:08
[TOR 66-69]
 
  10:49 Rozier Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:48  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  10:38  
  10:38 Smart Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Biyombo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:38  
Team Rebound  10:38  
  10:38 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Biyombo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:38  
  10:38 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:16 Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  10:15  
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:41 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:40  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:31  
J Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:30  
Ross Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: J Thompson (1 AST)  09:25
[TOR 68-69]
 
  09:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:25 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  09:25 Rozier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:08 Thomas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:07  
Ross Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:33 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
  08:32 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:30 Smart Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:27  
  08:20 Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  08:06 Smart Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:06  
Team Rebound  08:06  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:06  
  08:06 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:47
[BOS 71-68]
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  07:31  
  07:30 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:25 Thomas Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: J Thompson (1 BLK) 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:23  
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
J Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:15  
J Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  07:12  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:11  
Wright Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:01
[TOR 70-71]
 
  06:43
[BOS 74-70]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:04
[BOS 76-70]
Johnson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  05:38  
J Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  05:27
[TOR 72-76]
 
  05:12
[BOS 79-72]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:51 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  04:45 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:37  
Wright Substitution replaced by DeRozan  04:37  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Joseph  04:37  
J Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Joseph (4 AST)  04:29
[TOR 74-79]
 
  04:29 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall) 
J Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:29  
  04:29 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:13
[BOS 82-74]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
  03:56 Sullinger Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Joseph Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:56
[TOR 75-82]
 
  03:56 Smart Substitution replaced by Turner 
Joseph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Joseph Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:07 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:06 Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:05  
DeRozan Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  02:39
[BOS 84-75]
Johnson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:22
[TOR 77-84]
 
Biyombo Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (S Wall)  02:22  
  02:09
[BOS 86-77]
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Joseph Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  01:25 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:20 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
J Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:19  
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  01:10  
Joseph Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.3 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:33.7
[BOS 89-77]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.7  
Ross Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:19.9
[TOR 79-89]
 
  00:14.7
[BOS 91-79]
Bradley Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Turner (7 AST) 
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.8 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
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TOR
1st Atlantic
56
26
7-3
32-9
24-17
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
TOR
Lowry 23.4
Valanciunas 12.7
Lowry 7.6
Biyombo 1.8
Lowry 2.6
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7