Celtics Outgunned By Raptors 109-96 Despite Kelly Olynyk’s 23 Points

by abournenesn

Jan 10, 2015

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 on Saturday night, snapping a season-high four-game losing streak.

Lou Williams scored 19 points, and Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson each had 15 to help the Raptors improve to 6-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time since March 2014. Toronto is 15-4 at home this season.

Kelly Olynyk scored 23 points, and Avery Bradley had 17 for the Celtics, who wrapped up a three-game trip with their ninth loss in 11 games. Boston, which lost in overtime at Indiana on Friday night, was playing for the third time in four nights.

Jared Sullinger scored 13, Marcus Smart had 12 and Brandon Bass 10 for the Celtics, who fell to 2-4 on the second night of back-to-backs.

Celtics forward Jeff Green was inactive for the second straight night. The Boston scoring leader was pulled from the starting lineup minutes before Friday’s loss to the Pacers and sent home amid reports of a pending trade to Memphis.

Trailing by 17, Boston opened the fourth with a 12-3 run, cutting it to 85-77 at 8:56. Lowry scored five points as the Raptors regained control with a 12-1 run over the following four minutes, putting the game out of reach.

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