There's one reason why the Celtics beat the Raptors today – Ray Allen (36 pts, 14 in the 4th, 8-10 3 FG)
The Celtics smacked around the Raptors for 3 quarters today, building a lead of 20+ points in the 3rd. But then it happened…the 4th quarter fade (Toronto outscored Boston 33-19 in the final 12 minutes). The lead dwindled to 5 until Paul Pierce hit a 21-footer with :40 seconds left (with the help of a solid KG pick) to secure the win.
Rondo (14 pts, 11 assists, 6 reb) looked pretty well for 3 quarters. His monster baseline jam was the highlight of the game. He seemed to disappear in the 4th however.
Scalabrine started for Perk who apparently woke up this morning with a sore shoulder.
Big Baby (11 reb) brought a lot of energy to the court today, too bad he couldn't shoot (1-12 FG) to save his life.
KG had one of his worst shooting days in recent memory. 10 pts on 3-16 FGs.
Pierce (11 pts, 6 reb, 6 assists) suffered some type of leg injury in the first quarter but returned to play 41 minutes. Until that clutch jumper, he wasn't really having an impact on the game.
"The fourth quarter they're just falling apart emotionally and energy wise" – Tommy Heinsohn
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