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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Toronto



(Sunday, January 10th)

Final Score: Boston 114, Toronto 107

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and Rasheed Wallace scored a season-high 29 points, as the Boston Celtics beat Toronto for a seventh consecutive time, 114-107, at Air Canada Centre.

Rondo ended with 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, as the Celtics rebounded from a loss Friday in Atlanta. Boston has won three of four overall.

Six Celtics players finished in double-figure scoring, including Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins and Ray Allen, all of whom had 16 points.

Chris Bosh recorded his NBA-leading 27th double-double with 31 points and 13 boards, but the Raptors had their six-game home winning streak broken. Toronto had also won three in a row overall and fell to 8-2 in its last 10. Both losses have come against the Celtics.

Andrea Bargnani made 4-of-7 three-point attempts and scored 23 in the loss.

Boston began the game on a 10-0 run, and though the Raptors stayed close, they never led.

"I think the 10-point run, for the most part they made just a bunch of uncontested shots," Bosh said. "After the timeout we got our confidence, played defense and contested their shots. But sometimes you can't help it, you're defending well, if it's meant to be, the shots just go in."

Jose Calderon's layup ended the first quarter to bring Toronto within 29-26, and the Celtics' lead was down to a single possession several times in the second quarter. But with under two minutes left in the half, Wallace hit a three and Perkins followed with a layup to give Boston a 55-46 edge, and the visitors were up 59-50 at the break.

The Celtics expanded their lead to a game-high 15 several times in the third, shooting 12-of-18 in the frame to take a 93-80 lead moving to the fourth.

A Bargnani three with 4:15 left capped a seven-point Raptors run that trimmed their deficit to 104-97. Moments later, Toronto ran off seven more points, capped by a Bosh jumper that made it a 108-104 game with 1:46 to play.

"Even though we got out to the early start, they're a very difficult team to guard," Allen said. "They have great shooters over there."

But Toronto made just one more shot the rest of the way, as Boston sealed the win at the foul line.

Game Notes

Bosh reached the 30-point mark for the eighth time this season...Boston shot 50.6 percent from the floor, making 11-of-26 from three-point range. Wallace shot 5-of-7 from behind the arc...Jarrett Jack had 15 points for the Raptors, while Marco Belinelli added 14...Eddie House scored 11 for Boston.

01/10 17:13:29 ET


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