Aron Baynes expected to play tonight against Toronto

The Celtics were given some good news today, as they prepare to take on the Toronto Raptors tonight at the TD Garden. Center Aron Baynes, who has been sidelined for the last 13 games, will return to the lineup:

While going 7-6 in Baynes' absence the C's have seemingly lacked toughness in the paint and are clearly missing his defensive presence:

Boston has lost three straight, after an impressive 4-0 home stand. A win tonight could silence some of the negativity coming from every direction this last week.

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