The Boston Celtics lost their second close game in a row on Wednesday night in Toronto, falling 115-109 to the Raptors.
Isaiah Thomas continued to put up large numbers in his campaign to become an all-star, earning his 5th double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 assists. 4 other Celtics scored in double figures, including Avery Bradley (19 points), Kelly Olynyk (18 points), Jae Crowder (17 points), and Evan Turner (11 points).
In what seems to be a recurring pattern the past few games, the Celtics let themselves get in a hole in the 1st quarter after being outscored 35-27, but came back in the 2nd and took a 6 point lead going into halftime. However, Toronto dropped 40 points in the 3rd.
Hoping to eke out the win in the 4th quarter, consecutive baskets from Thomas and Bradley tied the score at 105 with 3:20 left to play. However, on the defensive end, Boston allowed Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross to score back-to-back 3 pointers and Toronto to re-gained their lead.
The C's return to Boston on Friday and take on the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden.
Game highlights above courtesy of NBA Clip on YouTube, box score below.
|Boston Celtics (22-20)|
|D. Lee||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Young||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|50.6%||46.2%||73.3%||team rebs: 9||total to: 14|