Celtics vs. Raptors: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

January 10th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Toronto Raptors (25-13) put on a clinic in late-game execution Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics (23-15), and the end result was a 114-106 come-from-behind win at Air Canada Centre.  

DeMar DeRozan was exceptional in crunch time and finished with a season-high 41 points (16-of-29 shooting) after he mustered 10 in the first half, and he received strong support from Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas on a night when his All-Star campaign received a major lift.  

NBA TV on Twitter relayed video of DeRozan nailing a clutch turnaround jumper with 1:30 remaining to give the Raptors a four-point lead: 

Lowry added 24 points and nine assists, while Valanciunas dominated the interior in the second half and totaled 18 points to go with a career-high 23 rebounds. According to Basketball-Reference.com, Valanciunas joined Andre Drummond, Hassan Whiteside and DeAndre Jordan as the only players with at least 18 points and 23 boards in a game this season. 

TSN's Josh Lewenberg noted Valanciunas—whose effectiveness has been questioned at times this season& ...

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