Raptors

January 02, 2011 - 5:23 am
After Sunday's game with Toronto, the Celtics play nine of their next 10 in Boston. It's a weird quirk in the schedule that sends them to Canada before their homestand, and it's either a chance to get things back on the track after losing three of four or a potential landmine that will continue...
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November 26, 2010 - 7:52 am
In the five days since the Celtics were embarrassed in a Sunday afternoon matinee in Toronto, they regained their swagger in Atlanta, gutted out a win over New Jersey and lost one of their most indispensable reserves in Delonte West . West's injury casts a pall over the C's, and there are no easy...
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November 21, 2010 - 10:49 am
There were bad signs all around for the Celtics when they went to Toronto to play the Raptors. First, it was an afternoon game and the C's have had well-documented issues playing in the daylight hours. Second, and most importantly, Rajon Rondo was held out of the game (and is questionable for...
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April 07, 2010 - 5:30 pm
No matter how much they insist that the regular season is meaningless from here on out, the Celtics needed a win Wednesday night against the Raptors. They needed one because of the way they played against the Knicks on Tuesday and they needed one because if they are going to go into the playoffs...
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April 07, 2010 - 6:41 am
The Celtics are like the kid that doesn't do their homework, and then is surprised when they fail the test. But failing the test does little to chasten them because -- they seem to have reasoned collectively -- if they had studied they would have done just fine. Kendrick Perkins told reporters...
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Mike Petraglia
January 02, 2010 - 10:01 pm
Rasheed Wallace has been around the NBA long enough to know not to get discouraged even when times look most bleak. Another valuable lesson was taught Saturday night and it was Wallace and the Celtics schooling the Toronto Raptors , making the visitors North of the border look woefully unprepared...
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January 02, 2010 - 5:04 pm
In truth, no one really knew what to expect when the Celtics took on the Raptors Saturday night featuring a starting lineup that included Tony Allen (playing point guard, no less) and J.R. Giddens. Add in Rasheed Wallace in place of Kevin Garnett and a bench that had six healthy players, including...
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October 18, 2009 - 2:09 pm
Marquis Daniels can do a lot of things on the basketball court. That's a big reason why the former undrafed free agent has had a long and productive career as a role player. Coming into the Celtics preseason game with the Raptors Sunday in Toronto, Doc Rivers figured to see just how many things...
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November 10, 2008 - 2:31 pm
Once down by as many as 16 points, the Boston Celtics staged a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 on Monday night at the TD BankNorth Garden . Paul Pierce scored 22 points in the final 12 minutes alone and finished the night with 36 points, nine rebounds, and four assists...
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November 10, 2008 - 1:15 pm
Ok so that wasn't pretty. The Celtics are down 48-36 at the end of the first half and are basically getting beat by one player ... Jermaine O'Neal . JO has 19 points and eight rebounds in just 17 minutes. Next in line is Joey Graham with eight points and Chris Bosh has six. The Celtics have not had...
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