Toronto Defeats Boston 86-74 - Recap
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points leading the Raptors to an 86-74 victory over Boston at Air Canada Centre on Friday.
Bettors who backed the Raptors were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 176.5.
Toronto got 17 points from Jose Calderon and another 14 points from James Johnson. Jose Calderon contributed 14 assists, while Amir Johnson cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Celtics got a 17-point performance from Kevin Garnett, who was supported by 12 points from Paul Pierce. Rajon Rondo had 7 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Kevin Garnett grabbed 8 rebounds.
Toronto led at halftime, 41-34.
Toronto had a 42-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Toronto takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Chicago.