The Celtics improved their preseason record to 3-0 with a 91-87 win over the Raptors at the Garden.
Toronto trotted out an undersized line-up and the Celtics took advantage of it. Shaquille O'Neal (11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks in 17 minutes) abused the 6-8 Reggie Evans and Charmin soft Andrea Bargnani.
Jermaine O'Neal swatted 3 shots in his 8 minutes.
Despite the obvious mismatches, the Cs led by only 7 at the half and found themselves trailing in the 4th quarter (76-72).
But the super subs prevailed. Marquis Daniels scored 9 of his 11 points in the 4th. Nate Robinson (13 points) and Delonte West (11 points) also had some big buckets down the stretch.
Von Wafer continues to be the odd man out. He played only 4 minutes tonight.
Stephane Lasme has impressed me a helluva more than Luke Harangody.
Glen Davis suffered a nose contusion while taking a charge in the 1st half. He did not return.