CELTICS 109, RAPTORS 97

TORONTO RAPTORS POSTGAME NOTES  

FINAL SCORE: BOSTON CELTICS 109, TORONTO RAPTORS 97 

DATE: NOVEMBER 28, 2021ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout) 

 FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS 
Boston 109 11-10 Smart – 21 Horford – 11 Tatum – 10 
Toronto 97 9-12 VanVleet – 27 Achiuwa – 9 Siakam – 5 
KEY RUN 

Boston went on a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 13 points with 6:21 left in the game – its largest lead of the night … The Celtics led by at least nine the rest of the way. 

KEY STAT 

The Celtics outrebounded Toronto 53-44 in the win and improved to 10-3 when grabbing more (or same) rebounds than their opponents … Boston entered tonight ranked fourth in the NBA in rebounds (47.0) … Al Horford grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, while Enes Kanter tied a season best with 10 boards. 

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 9-12 this season and 2-7 at home … The Raptors will continue a season-long seven- game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies … Toronto won the first meeting between the two teams last week 126-113 in Memphis.
  • Fred VanVleet scored a game-high 27 points (8-16 FG, 5-10 3PT, 6-7 FT), and added six rebounds, in 40 minutes in the loss … VanVleet has now scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Nov. 24-28), shooting .529 (27-for-51) from the field during this stretch.
  • Scottie Barnes finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes … Barnes has scored 20+ points five times this season.
  • Pascal Siakam tallied 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in 38 minutes … Siakam has scored 17+ points in five straight games (Nov. 19-28).
  • Toronto committed just 11 turnovers compared to 18 by the Celtics … Toronto has committed fewer (or same) turnovers than its opponent in 17-of-21 games this season.

CELTICS NOTES:

  • With the win Boston improves to 11-10, including 6-6 on the road … Tonight’s victory marked the Celtics’ fourth-straight win against the Raptors on the road … Boston will return home to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. 
  • Al Horford finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes for his team-leading eighth double-double of the season … Horford recorded one double-double in 28 games with OKC last year.
  • Jayson Tatum recorded eight points, seven rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the win … This marks just the fourth time that Tatum has finished with 10+ assists in his career.
  • Josh Richardson tied a season-high with 18 points in 27 minutes off the bench … He has now scored 15+ points in four games this season.

2021-22 SEASON-SERIES  ALL-TIME RECORDS 
DATE SITE RESULT   RAPTORS WINS CELTICS WINS 
10/22/2021 Boston W 115-83  Overall: 41 62 
11/10/2021 Boston L 104-88  at Toronto: 27 24 
11/28/2021 Toronto L 109-97  at Boston: 14 38 
03/28/2022 Toronto      

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