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Boston Celtics to rest Gordon Hayward on Saturday vs. New York Knicks

The Celtics are resting forward Gordon Hayward on Saturday night as Boston travels to face the New York Knicks, due to what the team calls left ankle recovery.

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16 minutes ago, NBA, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks

Toronto Raptors: 3 takeaways from early clash with Celtics

In just the second game of the season, the two most dominant forces in the Eastern Conference clashed, with the Toronto Raptors coming away with the home victory. Through a second-half surge the Toronto Raptors pulled away for an impressive 113-101 victory over Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division...

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48 minutes ago, Hoops Habit, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Irving scores 21 and Hayward looks great but it's not enough for the Raptors (videos)

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points to go with four rebounds and six assists but the Celtics lost to the Raptors in the first battle of the East. Toronto won after making 10-0 run down the stretch as Boston couldn't hold up. But at least Kyrie played much better than in season opener and Gordon Hayward played...

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2 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard Goes Beast Mode in Raptors Victory Over Celtics ?

Kawhi Leonard Goes Beast Mode in Raptors Victory Over Celtics ?

Kawhi Leonard is back. Sure, he put up a solid 24 points and 11 assists on opening night against Cleveland, but he absolutely dominated a deep Boston Celtics squad on Friday night in Toronto. Leonard did it all in the Raptors’ 113-101 victory, scoring a game-high 31 points, grabbing 10 rebounds,...

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2 hours ago, SLAM Magazine, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Knicks game preview: The Celtics and more Kyrie Irving talk

The New York Knicks have a quick turnaround against the Boston Celtics, a favorite to make the NBA Finals. A preview and look at how to watch it. The New York Knicks have already played twice in 2018-19, with a win against the Atlanta Hawks and a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They nearly achieved […] Knicks...

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2 hours ago, Daily Knicks, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors: Five takeaways from win against Boston Celtics

The Toronto Raptors passed their first test of the young season by beating the Boston Celtics in a critical home game. What were the five biggest takeaways? The Toronto Raptors won their first big matchup of the regular season on Friday night, with a win against the Boston Celtics. The matchup featured...

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3 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics

Game preview: Celtics at Knicks- 10/20/18

Oh great, one of the best teams in the league. The Knicks face off against the Celtics tonight. Both teams have their first SEGABABA of the young year. New York, one of the worst teams in the NBA (according to everyone), lost on a last second shot to the interstellar Goliath Brooklyn Nets whereas Boston...

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4 hours ago, Posting and Toasting, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics

Locked on Raptors #400 - Raptors Down Celtics, Tatum Gets Blocked ... Twice

Sean Woodley and Vivek Jacob break down the Raptors’ 113-101 win over the Celtics on Friday night. In Episode 400 of Locked on Raptors, Sean Woodley and Vivek Jacob break down all angles of the Raptors’ thrilling 113-101 win over Boston on Friday night, including Serge Ibaka’s successful run with the...

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4 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors: Individual grades from win against Boston Celtics

The Toronto Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics in a back-and-forth contest which ended with Toronto pulling away in the final minutes. What grades did everybody walk away with? Friday night’s contest between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics was a preview of this year’s Eastern Conference...

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6 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics

Celtics’ loss to Raptors offers glimpse into closing lineup dilemma

In a close game agains the Raptors, the Celtics showed the struggles that goes with picking a closing lineup The Celtics and Raptors were in the mist of a classic. The teams were trading blows and whenever either seemed to be reaching away, the other responded. With the Raptors holding onto a 4-point...

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7 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Always the unsung hero, Al Horford close to triple-double in loss to Raptors

Al Horford is one player that seems to almost force attention away from himself, making it easy to minimize his contributions. But Celtics fans and CelticsLife readers know his value. The following via one of our readers, Swissflix:swissflix • I think Al Horford was once again the unsung hero. He just...

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7 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Five thoughts on last night: Raptors 113, Celtics 101

The Raptors passed a big early-season test, thanks to a big fourth quarter run and the play of their starting lineup. The Raptors beat the Celtics! On national TV in the United States! Since everyone had already declared the Celtics the Eastern Conference champs, this victory must mean the Raptors are...

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7 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics

King of Chaos, Marcus Smart, makes unorthodox, memorable plays

Marcus Smart certainly wasn't shooting the lights out against the Raptors last night in Boston's 113-101 loss, scoring only two points on 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-2 on three-pointers. But he did have two rebounds, six assists, one block at was tied for second-highest plus/minus for the game. But...

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8 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

A rivalry is born and 9 other takeaways from Celtics vs. Raptors

It’s not the result Boston wanted, but as Brad Stevens says, “it’s a process.” 1. The Celtics and Raptors both loaded up the past two seasons. Two summers ago, Boston got Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. This past summer, Toronto added Kawhi Leonard. In an Eastern Conference that is wide open for the...

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9 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Wounded warriors Kyrie Irving & Gordon Hayward bright spots in loss to Raptors

The Celtics lost to the Raptors 113-101 last night - newly-acquired Kawhi Leonard looked unstoppable - Al Horford had close to a triple-double - but the real story was the improved play of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. In Boston's first regular season game versus Philadelphia, the duo scored a total...

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9 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors

The New LeBron: Boston Celtics vs. Kawhi Leonard

With LeBron James out west, the Eastern Conference was supposed to be all for the taking for the Celtics. Enter Kawhi Leonard. There’s some logic in the thought that it doesn’t matter how many good players you have just as long as you have the best player. The NBA is a sport dominated by its mononymous...

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11 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Post Up: Jazz-Warriors, Celtics-Raptors Bring Playoff-Level Intensity

Post Up: Jazz-Warriors, Celtics-Raptors Bring Playoff-Level Intensity

Warriors 124 (2-0), Jazz 123 (1-1) Golden State and Utah battled in a gritty, chippy, and intense game from the start. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 69 points and kept Golden State from falling too far behind, eventually setting up Jonas Jerebko’s buzzer-beater to win it. Jerebko and co....

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12 hours ago, SLAM Magazine, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz

Boston Celtics Go Cold in Second Half and Can’t Hang With East’s Best Team

The Boston Celtics fell to the Toronto Raptors, 113-101, Friday night as they went cold late in the fourth quarter. In the aftermath of LeBron James‘ departure to Hollywood, Eastern Conference contenders have lined up to claim the throne of the new, dominant force in the Eastern Conference. After...

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12 hours ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

Kawhi Leonard hears MVP chants, plays like it with 31 points, leads Raptors past Celtics 113-101

Kawhi Leonard hears MVP chants, plays like it with 31 points, leads Raptors past Celtics 113-101

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds.

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13 hours ago, NBC Sports, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard Drops 31 Points on Celtics in Impressive Performance in Win

Through two games, Kawhi Leonard seems to be settling in nicely with the Toronto Raptors . After scoring 24 points in the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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14 hours ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics

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