The Toronto Raptors losing skid continued with a loss to the Boston Celtics.
That marks three consecutive losses for the Raptors coming off of their five-game win streak, while the Celtics notched their first home win of the season.
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Raptors vs. Celtics score
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Final: Celtics 104, Raptors 88
The Raptors made a few spirited pushes but never got over the hump as the Celtics' balanced scoring attack proved to be too much to handle. Boston finished with six different players in double figures, led by Jayson Tatum's 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Robert Williams dominated inside with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Dennis Schroder chipped in 20 points.
Toronto got 21 points, seven boards and four assists from Scottie Barnes, as the rookie continued his strong play. Fred VanVleet (16 points), OG Anunoby (14 points) and Gary Trent Jr. (14 points) all added in double figures, but the foursome couldn't keep up with the Celtics production across the board.
Scrap it and move on. pic.twitter.com/RD0qzcbFAp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 11, 2021
Consecutive turnovers by the Raptors dug a deeper hole, as the Celtics' 11-point lead turned into 15 quickly to seemingly put the game away.
JT ‼️ pic.twitter.com/osl2PrNW7j- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 11, 2021
Do the Raptors have another run in them? They cut the Celtics lead to just eight early on in the quarter, but again find themselves trailing by 11 with six minutes to go in the game .
End of third quarter: Celtics 80, Raptors 68
Even with the Raptors push of energy to start the quarter, they weren't able to chip into the Celtics' lead much. Boston leads by 12 with six different players notching double digits in scoring. Toronto is trying to keep up offensively, but cold 3-point shooting (5-for-21 3PT) is preventing them from cutting into the deficit.
The Raptors keep chipping away at the Celtics lead but they can't get over the hump just yet. Boston still leads 75-64 with 2:52 to play in the quarter. Scottie Barnes and Jayson Tatum are dueling, with Tatum's 16-points leading the Celtics and Barnes' 17 points leading the Raptors.
Lookin' for that spark pic.twitter.com/prhNErYVDS- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 11, 2021
The Raptors came out of halftime with a burst of energy, going on a 9-4 run to cut the Celtics' lead to 11 at 66-55 . Scottie Barnes is putting together a strong performance with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Halftime: Celtics 62, Raptors 46
Although Jayson Tatum is shooting 4-for-13 from the field, he's filling up the stat sheet with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The Raptors have had no answer for Robert Williams, who has 14 points and nine boards while shooting 7-for-8 from the field - all of which have been dunks or putbacks.
Scottie Barnes (13 points) and Fred VanVleet (10 points, four assists) are pacing the Raptors' offence, but Toronto is struggling to get stops on defence. Pascal Siakam had a quiet first half, only scoring four points on four shots.
Lots of basketball left pic.twitter.com/IqGTh2HV8J- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 11, 2021
Robert Williams' size is proving to be too much to handle. The Celtics lead 54-42 with 2:19 left in the frame .
video-game lob pic.twitter.com/5mYPj6D2yb- Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) November 11, 2021
Malachi Flynn was assessed a flagrant one for a foul on Marcus Smart on a fast break. The Celtics lead the Raptors 46-35 with just under six minutes remaining in the half.
Here come the Raptors! Two quick transition buckets brings Toronto within two points, still trailing 33-29 . The Celtics took a timeout to talk things over.
End of first quarter: Celtics 33, Raptors 25
The Celtics lead the Raptors after one behind a balanced scoring attack. Dennis Schroder took advantage of mismatches to score eight points in the frame, while Jayson Tatum had five points, five boards and three assists. For the Raptors, OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes had six points apiece.
One down ✅ pic.twitter.com/LL7xgRJjbo- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 11, 2021
Dalano Banton sends the 3-point shot attempt into the stands!
DAMN, @DALANOBANTON 😮 pic.twitter.com/szSrWFhbfK- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 11, 2021
The Celtics remain in the lead, 26-17 with 2:52 to play in the quarter . The Raptors are having a hard time keeping Boston off the glass, as the Celtics already have four offensive boards. Fred VanVleet is leading Toronto with five points and three assists, while Scottie Barnes has four points and four rebounds.
The Celtics have jumped out to an early 11-6 lead behind Robert Williams' efforts on the offensive glass. The athletic center is having his way with the Raptors' smaller frontcourt with four quick points off of two offensive rebounds.
Showing the bounce early #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/PhnZkpmnxl- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 11, 2021
The Celtics will start Dennis Schroder, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams III.
Tonight's starting 🖐 pic.twitter.com/KhHEuuYCAx- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 10, 2021
The Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/YjozQkhcig- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 10, 2021
What channel is Raptors vs. Celtics on?
- TV channel: SN One (Canada), NBCSB and NBA League Pass (U.S.)
- Radio: SN 590
What time does Raptors vs. Celtics start?
- Date: Wednesday, Nov. 10
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
Raptors vs. Celtics injury report
|Raptors||Khem Birch||Out||Right knee swelling|
|Yuta Watanabe||Out||Left calf strain|
|Celtics||Jaylen Brown||Out||Right hamstring strain|
|Payton Pritchard||Available||Nasal fracture|
|Brodric Thomas||Out||Left AC joint sprain|
Raptors next five games
|Wednesday, Nov. 10||at Celtics||7:30 p.m.||TD Garden|
|Thursday, Nov. 11||at 76ers||7:00 p.m.||Wells Fargo Center|
|Saturday, Nov. 13||vs. Pistons||7:30 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena|
|Monday, Nov. 15||at Trail Blazers||10:00 p.m.||Moda Center|
|Thursday, Nov. 18||at Jazz||9:00 p.m.||Vivint Arena|
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