Bos 20 30 19 30 99
Tor 23 22 34 16 95
Date of game: 2/6/2013

Recap: Toronto vs. Boston

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Doc Rivers tallied his 400th win as a Boston head coach, as Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Celtics' 99-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.

"That's pretty special," Rivers said of his monumental win.

Courtney Lee added 15 points for Boston, which has won five in a row since standout point guard Rajon Rondo went down. The Celtics had dropped six straight prior to the Rondo injury.

Paul Pierce finished with 12 points, 11 boards and six assists in the triumph.

Rudy Gay posted 25 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for the Raptors, who have dropped 10 of their last 13 contests.

"We didn't start with any hunger or fight and we didn't close it out in the fourth quarter. The bench has to step up," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.

Boston, which trailed by 10 heading into the fourth, was down 85-81 after Alan Anderson hit a bank shot with 6:59 to go.

The Celtics, though, countered with a 13-4 run and took their first lead of the final frame in the process.

Leandro Barbosa's 3-pointer and pull-up bank shot on back-to-back possessions gave the visitors an 86-85 advantage midway through the stanza before he capped the burst with a layup to make it 94-89 with less than two minutes to play.

Gay's tip-in pulled the Raptors within 96-93 with 42.7 seconds to play and Pierce missed at the other end, but DeMar DeRozan stepped out of bounds on Toronto's ensuing trip down the floor and Jeff Green split a pair of free throws to seal the win for Boston.

The Raptors led 23-20 after a quarter of play, but Boston outscored the hosts 30-22 in the second before taking a 50-45 edge into the break.

Toronto outscored the Celts 34-19 in the third.

Game Notes

Rivers' 400 wins are third in team history, behind Tom Heinsohn and Red Auerbach ... It was Gay's first double-double as a Raptor ... Toronto fell to 16-8 on the year when going into the fourth with a lead.

Three RBs added to Payton Award Watch List

Five weeks into the FCS season, the picture of which players stand out above the rest in terms of both statistics and value is coming into focus.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.