NBA wrap: Celtics get blown out by Raptors in Toronto

first_imgBoston had a poor night shooting and converted just six of its 30 attempts from behind the arc. Toronto, on the other hand, shot 47.2 percent from deep.Third-year standout Pascal Siakam led all scorers in the contest with 25 points and eight rebounds. Kawhi Leonard was just behind him with 21 points. Related News Brad Stevens on Celtics’ big loss to Raptors: We’re taking too many shortcuts defensively PASCAL TO THE RIM! #WeTheNorth📺: @NBAonTNT— NBA (@NBA) February 27, 2019What’s Next? Trail Blazers (37-23) at Celtics (37-24) 8 p.m. ET — Boston needs to snap its three-game losing streak. Portland is riding a four-game winning streak and isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon. These two teams have nearly identical records and both are looking to trend in the right direction as the regular season winds down. The Raptors dominated the Celtics on Tuesday.Toronto took a commanding lead before halftime and cruised to an easy 118-95 win over Boston at the Scotiabank Arena. Marcus Morris led a cold Celtics team in scoring with 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting.Boston has now lost its last three games and will look to get back on track against Portland on Wednesday.Studs of the NightNikola Vucevic totaled 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the Magic’s 108-103 loss to the Knicks.Nikola Jokic’s 36 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists helped lead the Nuggets to a 121-112 victory over the Thunder.Dud of the NightKevin Knox scored eight points on 3-of-16 shooting for the Knicks.HighlightsPaul George got the Thunder fired up early against the Nuggets with this first quarter slam.🔁 THE REPLAYS ON REPEAT. 🔁#ThunderUp 15#MileHighBasketball 20📺: @NBAonTNT— NBA (@NBA) February 27, 2019Siakam went coast to coast and finished at the rim in Toronto’s victory over Boston.last_img

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