Toronto visits Boston after Brown’s 46-point game


Toronto Raptors (0-1, in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (0-1, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Toronto Raptors after Jaylen Brown scored 46 points in the Celtics’ 138-134 overtime loss to the New York Knicks.

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Boston went 35-36 overall and 20-22 in Eastern Conference action last season. The Celtics averaged 17.9 points off of turnovers, 13.2 second chance points and 31.3 bench points last season.

Toronto went 27-45 overall and 17-25 in Eastern Conference play during the 2020-21 season. The Raptors averaged 8.6 steals, 5.4 blocks and 12.5 turnovers per game last season.

INJURIES: Celtics: Josh Richardson: out (migraine), Al Horford: out (health protocols).

Raptors: Yuta Watanabe: out (calf), Pascal Siakam: out (shoulder).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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