Jeff Green chipped in 20 points
The Celtics started the game off decently, playing solid defense and making the most of their shots. Eventually the Raptors broke through to make a run. But the way the Celtics played was decent enough, although the offense looked a bit ugly.
In the second quarter, the gameplay continued to be ugly. Neither team could really shake the other off, but the Celtics seemed primed for a run. Eventually they did make one, to take a fairly-sized lead before hafltime. Both the Celtics defense and the poor decisions by the Raptors made this possible.
The Celtics blew the game open in the second half of the third quarter, dusting the Raptors. They would keep the sizable lead until the fourth, finishing the game with a deficit of 24 points.
The Celtics bounced back offensively. The scoring was well-balanced. Jeff Green came up big with some more responsibility. KG and PP got plenty of rest. The bench performed well. ...