Boston; Friday, 7:30 pm EDT
OVERVIEW: Boston hosts the Toronto Raptors after Jaylen Brown scored 46 points in the Celtics’ 138-134 overtime loss to the New York Knicks.
Boston was 35-36 overall and 20-22 in Eastern Conference action last season. The Celtics averaged 17.9 points from turnovers, 13.2 second-chance points and 31.3 bench points last season.
Toronto was 27-45 overall and 17-25 in Eastern Conference games during the 2020-21 season. The Raptors averaged 8.6 steals, 5.4 blocks and 12.5 turnovers per game last season.
INJURIES: Celtics: Josh Richardson: out (migraine), Al Horford: out (health protocols).
Raptors: Yuta Watanabe: out (calf), Pascal Siakam: out (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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