Rajon Rondo triple doubles in loss to Toronto, 107 - 110

Turnovers sunk the ship in Boston Photo courtesy: ESPN

The Celtics dropped a close one at home tonight to the Raptors, 107 - 110.

Rajon Rondo helped lead the Celts to a hot start as he stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 13 points (5-8 shooting), 15 assists, and 10 rebounds, marking his 30th triple double. Backcourt partner Avery Bradley tried to get it going but picked up two fouls early. Bradley (16 points) was limited to just ten minutes in the first half after picking up his third personal foul in the second quarter.

Jeff Green led the Celtics in scoring with 20 points (9-16 shooting) and added three blocks, including a highlight swat to prevent an easy lay-in from Lou Williams.

The bigs were active on the glass, as Jared Sullinger led the way with 16 boards to go with 19 points. Kelly Olynyk (who had 9 rebounds at halftime) shined with a final line of 18 points on 7-11 shooting and 13 rebounds.

The Celtics led by as many as 16 points in the game, but just didn't take care of the ball. Turnovers absolutely killed Boston, who had a whopping 28 to Toronto's 7. Evan Turner's ball security was highly suspect (4 personal fouls, 5 turnovers, 2 points in 12 minutes), but the whole team simply had trouble taking care of the rock.

Marcus Smart had the Garden rocking after he nailed a clutch three with 1:10 left to tie it up. On the following play, however, he gave up the ball resulting in a DeMar DeRozan and-1.

Rondo made a pair of free throws to put the score at 107 - 108 before Kyle Lowry sank a beautiful elbow jumper to put the Raps back up by three.

Jeff Green got a contested look in the final seconds to send it to overtime, but couldn't sink it.

DeRozan (23 points and a team-high 6 assists) and Lowry (12-17 from the field and 35 points to lead all scorers) led the way for the Raps.

Boston (1-3) will host the Indiana Pacers (1-3) Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30.