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                      === Terry, Celtics bury Raptors ===
 
 Boston,  MA (Sports Network) - Jason Terry made four 3-pointers en route to 20
 points,  as the  Boston  Celtics took  down the  Toronto  Raptors, 107-89,  on
 Saturday.
 
 Rajon  Rondo returned to the lineup and dished out 20 assists for the Celtics,
 who bounced back from a 102-97 loss to the Nets on Thursday. Rondo missed that
 game with a sprained right ankle.
 
 "He's  [like] Peyton  Manning out there," Boston's Courtney Lee said of Rondo.
 "He's picking the defense apart and he's getting the ball to guys in the right
 position  to score. He  was actually mad about the 20 assists -- he thought he
 could have gotten 30."
 
 Paul Pierce added 19 points and six rebounds for Boston, which improved to 6-4
 on  the young  season. Kevin  Garnett tallied  15 points  and Jared  Sullinger
 recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards.
 
 Andrea  Bargnani and  John  Lucas III  ended  with 15  points  apiece for  the
 Raptors,  who  have lost nine  straight games  in Boston. Jose Calderon, DeMar
 DeRozan, Linas Kleiza and Terrence Ross all tallied 10 points.
 
 Boston shot a sizzling 73.7 percent from the floor in the first quarter, which
 allowed them to jump out to a 30-17 lead.
 
 Boston's  lead  reached 16 early  in the  second period, but Toronto responded
 with a 9-2 spurt. Lucas' 3-pointer cut the gap to 35-26 with 7:16 to go.
 
 Trailing  40-28,  the Raptors  went on an  11-2 run to  make it close. Another
 Lucas 3-pointer made it a 42-39 game with 2:35 left. The Celtics, though, were
 able to keep the lead and held a 47-42 margin at the break.
 
 "We  were  getting stops and it  allowed us to  run, get those easy buckets in
 transition,"  said  Raptors head  coach Dwane  Casey. "And  that's what it was
 that got us to run, and we had a rhythm going."
 
 It  remained  close for most  of the third  frame. However, Boston bridged the
 third  and fourth  quarters with a 19-2 run. Terry tallied eight points during
 the  surge that  Sullinger capped with a  pair of free throws to make it 85-64
 with 10:34 to play.
 
 "We  had a bad defensive stretch and they went up about 20 points and that was
 the game right there," Bargnani remarked.
 
 The Celtics cruised to victory from there.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Raptors haven't won  in Boston since Jan. 23, 2008 ... Rondo extended his
 streak  of games  with 10  or more  assists to  33 ...  The Celtics  shot 56.6
 percent from the field.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/17 17:00:02 ET

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