Friday, March 28, 2014
Celtics can't pull off comeback, fall in Toronto 105-103
The Celtics rallied to take a 101-97 lead with less than three minutes to go, after being down 12 points in the 4th. The Raptors went on a 8-2 run to beat Boston, 105-103. The Raptors put up 52 points in the paint, and no two were bigger when Amir Johnson put the go ahead put back in with 7 seconds to go in the game. Jerryd Bayless scored 14 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter sparking Boston's rally. Jeff Green had 16 points, four rebounds, two assists. Rajon Rondo finished with 11 points, eight assists, and five rebounds in over 33 minutes of work.
The Raptors clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Celtics (23-49) lost their third straight and eighth in last nine tries. Boston is tied with Utah for the fourth-worst record in basketball. The pro tankers are at home with huge grins on their faces right now. But the Celtics gave it a good shot, but came up short in this mini series against the Raptors.