The Toronto Raptors get blown out by the Boston Celtics 117-94.
Toronto finishes their road trip 2-2. The Raptors struggles against the Celtics continue. This marks the 5th straight win Boston has secured over Toronto.
The Raptors were somewhat competitive in this game in the first half. However, the Celtics completely took over from the third quarter and on.
The Celtics dynamic duo came up big. Jaylen Browns scored 29 points, while Jayson Tatum added 27 points. If that wasn’t enough, Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 21 points.
The Raptors best players didn’t come to play in this one. Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes and O.G. Anunoby combined for 13/45 shooting from the field.
Barnes had his worst game of the season scoring only 10 points on 4/15 shooting and 2/9 from deep. He just couldn’t get into any rhythm offensively.
The team as a whole struggled from the field. Toronto shot it 38.5 percent from the field and just 27 percent from three.
The Raptors bench was a complete non factor once again and Toronto got outscored in the paint 60-42.
The Celtics led by as many as 30 points and the entire fourth quarter was essentially garbage time.
Something that got a lot of attention in the fourth quarter was Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla challenged a play with 3:39 left in the game with the Celtics up 27. This decision didn’t sit well with some Raptors players and Darko Rajakovic.
The Raptors will see the Celtics once again on Nov. 17, which will be the Raptors first In-Season Tournament game.
Ultimately, this loss for the Raptors proves that they are a work in progress. The Celtics are a championship level team and the Raptors still have a long way to go.
Next on tap
The Raptors will return home for a five game home stand beginning on Nov. 13 against the Washington Wizards. Toronto will then play the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic.
Toronto currently sits at 4-5 on the season.
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