It was a strong team effort by the Celtics as they had five players score double-digit points. The Toronto Raptors were led by the veteran guard, Kyle Lowry, who had 24 points on 66.7% shooting, but his efforts fell short as they dropped to 6-9 on the road this season.
Overall, it was a sloppy game from a fan's perspective as both teams had over 20 fouls each and combined for 31 turnovers.
Boston Celtics' role players shine in victory over the Toronto Raptors
In a game where Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum struggled from the field, the Boston Celtics were able to get much-needed support from their role players, specifically Payton Pritchard and Semi Ojeleye.
The two combined for 44 points and went 12-of-18 from three, allowing the Celtics to pull away late.
Check out how Twitter reacted to the two's performance:
Kemba Walker is beginning to look more like himself after coming back from a procedure on his knee that was done back in October. He finished with 21 points and went 5-of-8 from three.
Pritchard, Ojeleye, and Walker all converted at least five three-pointers apiece. It was the first time in Celtics franchise history where three players each scored five or more three-pointers, via ESPN Stats & Info:
The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors had a stretch where they went six possessions that all ended in a missed-shot. Brad Stevens finally saw enough and called a timeout to allow both teams to reset.
Check out how Twitter reacted to the sequence below:
Although the quality was lacking throughout tonight's game, both teams played extremely hard, as every win matters this season in a competitive Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics are now fourth in the conference standings with an overall record of 13-11. Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors moved down a spot and are now positioned sixth at 12-14 on the year.
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