JUST IN;Takeaways from the Celtics-Raptors game: The C’s hold off Toronto’s fourth-quarter comeback bid.

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Full game highlights from Boston’s 120-118 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Boston moves to 25-5 overall and 16-0 at home, one win shy of tying the franchise record.

Three Major Storylines

Jaylen Brown responds with a bang.
Luke Kornet dominates the frontcourt.
Turnovers threaten to sink C’s.

Jayson Tatum (left ankle sprain), Kristaps Porzingis (left calf injury management), and Al Horford (rest) were all out for the Celtics. Due to such absences, Sam Hauser and Luke Kornet were forced to start, however Jaylen Brown (low back contusion) returned after missing Thursday’s overtime triumph over the Detroit Pistons.

For the majority of the night, Boston was in command, leading by as many as 20 points and entering the fourth quarter with a 13-point lead. The wheels began to fall off.


The C’s had a nightmarish quarter, but they survived because to Derrick White’s clutch performances on both ends of the floor. The All-Defensive guard hit a game-winning 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down and just over three minutes remaining in regulation. With 1:04 remaining, he followed

that with a layup, extending Boston’s advantage to three points.

Dennis Schroder, a former Celtics player, missed one of his two free shots with 15.5 seconds remaining. Boston was able to escape with a 120-118 victory, keeping them unblemished at home this season at 16-0.

Brown (31 points) and White (21 points) led the Celtics in scoring. The Raptors were led by Scottie Barnes (30 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers) and Pascal Siakam (26 points).

On Sunday night, the Celtics will travel to San Antonio to face rookie prodigy Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs. First, here are three key takeaways from Friday’s exciting game.


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