Game stream: Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

Game stream: Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

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Game stream: Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

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The Toronto Raptors (1-1) play against the Boston Celtics (2-2) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Friday October 22, 2021

Toronto Raptors 115, Boston Celtics 83 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Marc D’Amico @celtics
Despite falling to the Raptors, we got Al Horford back and he made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball. pic.twitter.com/jw8Qo8yIgR1:20 AM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
New column: on a night where Ime Udoka says the Celtics got punked, the same old talk isn’t cutting it anymore. The Celtics need to finally do the stuff they’ve been talking about for more than a year now bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/10/23/kar…12:47 AM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
“One thing I can’t stand as a coach is to get punked out there, and I felt they came out and punked us.”
The Celtics lost again, and Ime Udoka isn’t happy about it. He told his players they deserved the boos.
bostonglobe.com/2021/10/22/spo…12:37 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
“One thing I can’t stand as a coach is to get punked out there, and I felt they came out and punked us.”
The Celtics got booed off the floor in their home opener. Ime Udoka welcomes it, wanting his team to turn it into fuel for his debut season.
theathletic.com/2908096/2021/1…12:32 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top rookies on Friday
Scottie Barnes, 25 pts, 13 reb, 2 ast, 1-2 from 3
Evan Mobley, 13 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk
Chris Duarte, 15 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl
Franz Wagner, 16 pts, 4 reb
Jalen Suggs, 14 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl, 4-17 from field – 12:08 AM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Scottie Barnes’ calm makes sense of the Raptors’ chaos (and other observations from tonight’s win in Boston): theathletic.com/2908074/2021/1…11:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks-Raptors preview: Surely the Mavericks aren’t going to start the season 0-2, as they did last season with two road losses.
mavs.com/mavs-raps-prev…11:20 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Ime Udoka did not mince words when talking about the Celtics effort on Friday night: masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…11:18 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “We were too relaxed.”
“It’s all about how you respond, how we come back on Sunday with a different mindset, more life, more energy.” – 11:17 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum on the boos: It’s not fun. It’s not fun to play … it’s not fun for the fans. – 11:16 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum: “We know why we lost. They just played harder than we did. It isn’t rocket science.” – 11:16 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum: “They just played harder than we did. It wasn’t rocket science.” – 11:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum: “You don’t win or lose the championship after two games. Even if we were 2-0, that would still be the case….We’d like to be 2-0, but that’s not where we’re at. We have to be better.” – 11:14 PM
Goran Dragic @Goran_Dragic
Gerald Green hell of a career 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Good luck in the next chapter of your life! #coaching pic.twitter.com/soFeOVxguO11:14 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on letting the officials take the Celtics out of games: “I know it’s something I need to be better about. I’m not perfect. We all need to be better about it. I have to do better. But it’s easier said than done, when you’re out there.” – 11:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on the turnovers: “How many did we have? 25…that’s a lot. That’s unacceptable.” – 11:11 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on Celtics’ 25 turnovers: “That’s a lot.” – 11:10 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum on the turnovers: “Some good defense. Some careless with the ball. How many turnovers did we have? 25. That’s a lot. That’s unacceptable.” – 11:10 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum: “I think they just kind of turned the intensity up in that second half. It was a four point game at halftime. I think they moved the ball a little bit better than we did. They just had a little bit more pep in their step in the second half.” – 11:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston must have the world’s largest population of out-of-work NBA-level basketball coaches based on my Twitter replies after ever Celtics loss, and even a lot of the wins. – 10:37 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford said the team will address the effort issue and allowing its offensive issues to affect its defense. #Celtics. – 10:32 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford says the Celtics felt like they were on the verge of breaking through offensively but never did… and the Celtics ended up getting discouraged by that. He says that is something that needs to be addressed – 10:31 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford called the Celtics play “unacceptable. We need to be better.”
Horford also said Boston’s effort was “an issue. It’s something we need to address and we will.” – 10:29 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford on the effort issues against Raptors: “It’s something we need to address and we will.” – 10:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford said he felt “fine” but got “a little tired at times.” – 10:29 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford said if the Celtics continue switching everything they’ll need to find ways to rebound as a group. – 10:28 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford is a fan of Better Call Saul. That’s what he spent a lot of his quarantine time doing. He said “That was cool.” – 10:28 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford said he will need to continue to work on his conditioning, but he still felt “fine” tonight in his return from COVID. – 10:28 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford thought the Celtics got discouraged because their shots weren’t falling. Said the Raptors make you play different and move the ball more and Cs didn’t do enough of it. – 10:28 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford said he felt a little tired at times but generally he felt good – 10:27 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford was surprised he tested positive for COVID-19. He stayed home, did a lot of reading, watched a lot of shows including Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad during his 10-day quarantine. – 10:26 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford spent quarantine watching Breaking Bad.
“That was cool.” – 10:26 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford said he did a lot of reading and TV watching during quarantine. He watched Better Call Saul.
“That was cool.” – 10:26 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The advice Gary Trent gave Scottie Barnes during the game: “They can’t stop you, you’re a problem.” – 10:24 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
This is what I’d wear after a game like that too. Gary Trent Jr. is styling. pic.twitter.com/nzn78WnR2s10:20 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors held Boston to 36 points on 32% FG and forced 13 turnovers in the 2nd half, and 25 turnovers on the night. Won’t always be pretty offensively, especially with Siakam out, but with all this length, versatility and skill, this team can be special defensively. Scary. – 10:20 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Josh Richardson: “I think that was our first game with a full roster. So as much as we wanted to win it’s no time to panic.” – 10:19 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Josh Richardson on the booing: “The people in Boston know basketball. They were being honest.” – 10:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“Shout out to the CFL, man.” – Scottie Barnes, and I refuse to provide context – 10:16 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes: “Shoutout to the CFL, man.” – 10:16 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka: “One thing you can’t stand as a coach is to get punked out there. They basically came out and punked us, outplayed us.” #Celtics #Raptors10:16 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
With the Mavs on deck tomorrow, is Scottie Barnes ready for his first NBA back-to-back? “I have young legs so it’s not going to affect me.” – 10:14 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
On a night when we just didn’t have it as a team, Al Horford sure played at a high level as an individual during his return from Health & Safety Protocols. nba.com/celtics/game-r…10:13 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Tanner Houck on for Boston. He hasn’t pitched since game 1. Carlos Correa will bat with a man at 3rd and no one out – 10:13 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Scottie Barnes says he’s ready for his first back to back. “I have young legs.” Said Raptors moved the ball better today. pic.twitter.com/UkWPSeB76U10:13 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Ime Udoka just said the #Celtics got “punked.” Gotta be tough for a coach to admit after his second game. – 10:11 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors run Celtics out of building as a star is born in rookie Barnes torontosun.com/sports/basketb…10:10 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
The Raptors had 16 steals. That’s a lot. #Woznalysis10:09 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors grabbed offensive rebounds on 39.7% of their chances tonight. Last year they averaged 24% for the season – 10:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on Al Horford’s return: “He felt fine. He wanted to play longer, actually…He was one of the guys that was competing harder out there.” – 10:08 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka on Al Horford: “He felt fine. He actually wanted to play longer.”
“He was one of the guys that was competing harder.” – 10:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on the fans booing the Celtics: “We know the passion of the crowd…We deserved it the way we played.” – 10:06 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Secret to Raptors offensive rebounding? “Miss a lot of shots” – Nick Nurse – 10:05 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Scottie Barnes tonight:
25 PTS
13 REB
11-17 FG
The Raptors outscored the Celtics by 29 points when he was on the floor, the highest +/- of the night. – 10:04 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Scottie Barnes tonight:
✅ 25 PTS
✅ 13 REB
✅ 11-17 FG
Barnes is the first @Toronto Raptors rookie to record a 25-point, 10-rebound game since Charlie Villanueva on April 19, 2006. – 10:03 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Raptors Postgame Show | Powered by @betonline_ag & @InsaCannabis twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:01 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Scottie Barnes scored more than 17 points in a game once at Florida State: 21 against Georgia Tech. He never had a double digit rebounding game.
In his second NBA game he drops 25 points and 13 rebounds on the Celtics. – 9:58 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs will play a 1-1 Raptors team tomorrow after Toronto won in Boston tonight 115-83. The Raptors scored just 83 points in a loss to open the season vs Washington two days ago. They had 84 through 3 quarters tonight. Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes had 25 to lead all scorers – 9:57 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
This kid is the real deal. Scottie Barnes doing it all in the Raptors’ first win. Crashed the boards, made plays in transition, found cutters, used his length to disrupt on D, no fear, step-back jumpers, even knocked down a 3. 25 points and 13 rebounds on 11-17 FG in 35 mins. – 9:56 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Barnes has more points through his first 2 career games than any other player in Raptors history – 9:55 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Precious Achiuwa, damn. Had 15 and 15 for Raptors tonight . . . without a turnover or foul (1 of 2 on 3s). – 9:52 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
It is not easy to win in Boston, period. To do so without your all star forward…and a couple of days removed from getting blown out in your home opener…while being led by a 20 year old…? That’s damn impressive.
Time to bottle that & bring that same energy vs DAL on Sat. – 9:51 PM
Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Hey @Toronto Raptors fans. How about @ScottBarnes561 ? Ya boy Scottie with a double double 25pts 13 rebs in the 115-83 won over #Celtics. One agent emphatically told me that he could easily have been the #1 pick overall this year #rtz #Raptors – 9:51 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
That was the Celtics’ first game with 25+ TOs and under 20 assists since March 7, 2014 vs. Brooklyn, per @Stathead9:51 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Tremendous effort, Raptors win 115-83
The entire season won’t be as extremely up and down as the first two games but this is a portend – 9:50 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
The Celtics finished with 25 turnovers.
That’s their most in a game since November 5th, 2014. – 9:50 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
115-83 is the final.
Toronto closes the game on a 55-24 run.
It’s the Celtics worst home loss since March of 2007. – 9:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lose 115-83.
Al Horford looked pretty good. That’s about the only positive for Boston.
Toronto outplayed, outhustled and out-cared the Celtics almost all game long. – 9:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes win! 115-83. Scottie Barnes with 25 and 13, taking over the ROY race on his own team from Dalano Banton. – 9:49 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Raptors embarrass #Celtics 115-83 in home opener. TD Garden boos and the #Celtics have a lot of work to do. Tatum 18, Richardson 12, Horford 11; Barnes 25, Trent 20, Achiuwa 15. – 9:49 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics were down 60-58 with six minutes left in third quarter. Raptors closed out game with a 55-25 run in final 18 minutes. – 9:49 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
🦕 TOR 115 ☘️ BOS 83
Celtics get outworked, outphysicaled, outhustled. 25 turnovers. 21 offensive rebounds allowed. Pathetic offense and spacing. Painful third quarter.
A video recap ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/qhSPFUmYvn9:49 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
….and the celtics get booed off the floor in their home opener. 115-83 Toronto – 9:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics lose their home opener, 115-83. Loud boos pour down at the buzzer. 25 turnovers for the Celtics. Only 19 assists. – 9:49 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Might sound crazy, but Scottie Barnes has a great chance to become the most popular Raptor ever. Combines immense talent with personality and work ethic. – 9:47 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
The hope is that when someone inevitably mentions a second tough shooting night for OG Anunoby they also mention how he limited Jaylen Brown to just nine points. – 9:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
30-point loss in the home opener staring the Celtics in the face. – 9:45 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Gonna go out on a limb here and say this is the best game of Scottie Barnes’ career. – 9:45 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Scottie Barnes. – 9:45 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Scottie Barnes went to work tonight? – 9:45 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
If Scottie Barnes is just like this, the Raptors are gonna be pretty damn good this year. – 9:44 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
No Raptors gets a statue until Barnes. – 9:43 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics down 102-77 with 2:54 left. Scottie Barnes has been the best player on the floor with 25 and 13 rebounds. – 9:43 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Scottie Barnes second NBA game: 23 points, 12 rebounds, 10-14 from the floor. Looks like a four-year veteran. Impressive game from the Raps rookie. – 9:42 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Down 20 with four minutes left, Udoka throws in the towel by pulling Brown and Tatum. Stunning turn of events tonight. #Celtics #Raptors. – 9:42 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Juancho is in for Tatum and that’s surrender flag. The Celtics gave up a ton of second chances and easy buckets, but they only 77 points on the board w/3:34 left. That’s a huge problem – 9:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
You can’t make the excuse that the Celtics are tired and flat because of the double-OT game. It’s the second night of the season. One game, with a day off in between, can’t take that much out of you. If it did, then call it a season right now, because that’s terrible. – 9:40 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
81-1 is a pretty good season, Raptors. – 9:40 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Slow trickle of fans leaving the building with the Celtics down 91-74 and 4:58 on the clock. Theoretically it’s still doable, but looking at these guys right now, I don’t blame anyone for leaving – 9:39 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
OG’s defence on Tatum has been huge in the second half. – 9:38 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Enes Kanter checks in for his first minutes of the young season. Celtics down 91-74 with 5:17 left. – 9:37 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Enes Kanter set to check in for the #Celtics!! – 9:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics have been very bad tonight but Raptors are also scrappy as hell. They really get after it defensively with their length and rotations. – 9:36 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Al Horford at 24 minutes playing his first game out of health and safety protocols. Coming off the floor Ime Udoka asked him how he’s doing. Al told him, I’m good to go. – 9:36 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Scottie Barnes was the biggest snub on the NBA’s top 75 list – 9:36 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
I’m sorry Toronto’s beating who where – 9:35 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
That’s 21 turnovers for the Celtics. Still almost eight minutes to play. – 9:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Toronto is going to have some trouble finding consistent offense, but their defense is excellent. Especially on the perimeter. – 9:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka using a challenge here, because it’s a “might as well” situation. There is nothing to lose for Boston. – 9:30 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors need the calming presence of their 20-year-old point forward. – 9:28 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Raptors win probability peaked at 99.7% up by 23 with 11:00 to go.
8-0 run in less than a minute for the Celtics.
87-72, Toronto, 10:08 to play. – 9:25 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
How many times is Chris Boucher gonna say he was trigger-happy before he starts cutting out the objectionable ones? – 9:25 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
So, the Celtics are in a 20-point hole, and getting booed, after surrendering a 22-6 run over the last 6:24 of the third. – 9:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Raptors lead 84-64 after three
Tatum – 18 points
Richardson – 12 points
Horford – 9 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks
Celtics – 18 turnovers
Barnes – 23 points, 10 rebounds
Trent – 17 points
Achiuwa – 12 points, 12 rebounds
Raptors – 18 offensive rebounds
Raptor – 5 turnovers – 9:21 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
First career double-double for Scottie Barnes – 21 points and 10 rebounds through 3 quarters. Fourth career double-double and first as a Raptor for Precious Achiuwa – 12 points, 12 rebounds. Trent has 18. VanVleet and OG are 6-for-25 but the Raps lead is 20. – 9:20 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 20 after 3; been a very impressive road effort; emphasis on “effort”
They’re just playing harder – 9:19 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
50 points in the paint for Toronto, 15 second chance points. It’s a 20 point game. More boos from the crowd. Embarrassing 3rd quarter for the Celtics – 9:19 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics down 84-64 and the honeymoon is over, the crowd is booing loudly. #Raptors. – 9:19 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Loud boos for the Celtics at the end of the third quarter. This is the home opener. – 9:18 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Scottie Barnes is just way ahead of where I thought he was pre-draft on offense and as a scorer. Just way, way ahead, not any other way to say it. He’s been great so far. – 9:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is pretty embarrassing by the Celtics. – 9:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
True to his word, Ime Udoka pulled Jayson Tatum out after he was barking at the officials and didn’t get back when Toronto got a layup.
It was probably time for Tatum to get a rest anyway, but Udoka let him have it as he went to the bench. – 9:17 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Never thought I’d see effort as an issue in the second game of the season. #Celtics9:17 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
20-3 Raptors run. – 9:16 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
The 2021-22 Celtics are honoring the 2020-21 Celtics for the NBA’s 75th anniversary. – 9:16 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Ime Udoka said he didn’t want to see the Celtics lose the intensity battle against the Raptors, who are going to play hard regardless. Well, that’s happening. Tatum’s been generally good, but he needs to stop looking at the refs. – 9:15 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston completely unraveled here after not getting some calls. This is exactly what Ime Udoka said he didn’t want to see from the team, yet here we are. – 9:15 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Second straight third quarter the Celtics have been beat up. Raps aren’t doing anything special. They are just the harder working and more physical team. – 9:15 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum will not stop talking to the refs — Ime Udoka ushered him away from the ref entering this latest timeout. – 9:15 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Toronto run has grown to 18-3 on a Barnes drive, and the first lengthy boo of the season breaks out. Didn’t take long. – 9:15 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 17 and those sure sound like boos in the Garden – 9:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Raptors are up 17 late in the third and have taken complete control of this game. – 9:14 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Raptors nearly doubling up Celtics 27-14 this quarter. Just outworking them on both ends right now. – 9:14 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Wow… Scottie Barnes just went straight down the middle of the C’s defense for an uncontested layup. C’s down 17 and there are boos in the Garden – 9:14 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The first boos of the season have arrived. I think they’re for the Celtics, not the refs. Boston down 17. – 9:14 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
A 17-point #Raptors lead and here come the boo birds at TD Garden. #Celtics9:14 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
It’s a 16-3 #Raptors run and they are in total control. #Celtics9:13 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Fred VanVleet made sure Rob Williams saw his smirk as they ran back up the court after Rob initially blocked the shot, but Fred got it back and knocked down a three. – 9:13 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Celtics have blocked 11 shots, Toronto is shooting 38% and 17% from 3 but Boston is down 12 in the 3rd quarter – 9:13 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
What a block by Robert Williams but VanVleet got him back anyway and smiled at him afterward. – 9:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston really needed that shot from Grant there. Raptors had been on a 10-0 run. – 9:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Can’t believe they snubbed Gary Trent Jr. on the NBA 75 thing – 9:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is running a lot of actions where Brown and Tatum are making a basket cut from the weak to strongside. VanVleet is dropping off both Smart and Schroder and jamming up the passing lane on those plays. – 9:07 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Al Horford with 6 blocks midway through the 3rd.
The last Celtic with 7?
@Kendrick Perkins who did it twice in the 2008-09 season.
Carry on. – 9:07 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics cut deficit to 2 and #Raptors respond with a quick 8-0 run. BOS in trouble. – 9:07 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
8-0 Raptors run and lead is back up to 10. C’s unable to sustain any real consistency tonight so far. – 9:07 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Trent making line-drive banked long twos is Raptors offence, baby – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Precious Achiuwa is a menace. – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum might get himself thrown out here. He is really unhappy that he’s not getting calls inside. – 9:05 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford’s block leads to a Tatum-to-Brown alley oop and Horford is at the center of everything good for Boston right now – 9:03 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Bullying to the bucket 😤 pic.twitter.com/EsSVarx5mu9:03 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Impressed with Scottie Barnes, didn’t know he was such a good midrange shooter. #Raptors #Celtics9:03 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Assistant Coach Damon Stoudamire discusses the need to come out and matching the Raptors’ energy in the seconds half. pic.twitter.com/eTsez9BbHp9:02 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford making things happen bringing the ball up. Big element that was missing last season. It should get more fluid over time – 9:02 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Tatum got a call he didn’t like, got hit with a tech. OG Anunoby pushes Smart, Smart responds with a push. Foul on Smart. So what does Al Horford do? He goes coast-to-coast, gets 3-pt play. Next possession, he gets an assist. pic.twitter.com/Ia2WrEQ7uW9:01 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Wizards scored 98pts in a 15-point win over the Raptors to start the season.
They have 106 entering the 4th tonight, and 10-point lead on the Pacers. Both teams shooting 53%+.
Myles Turner needs two points to top his career high from five years ago. – 8:59 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
I thought we might see the first Al Horford flex of the season, but we will need to wait. – 8:59 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics players are back to barking at officials after tough calls. – 8:58 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jayson Tatum has been teed up – 8:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That’s an awful call against Horford. That block was clean.
Great pass by VanVleet though. – 8:56 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Tatum makes some really, really, really tough shots – 8:56 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
ROUGH night for Celtics starting backcourt: 1/11 FG, 1/9 3pt, 3 total points for Smart/Brown. – 8:55 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Four wide-open looks for Boston to start the second half and they’ve missed all of them. – 8:55 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Scottie Barnes reminds me a bit of Raptors legend Shawn Marion on his two-handed dunks. Endless arms, effortless hops. – 8:51 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
This is how the Raptors have to play. Hasn’t been pretty, shots still aren’t falling, the offence is a work in progress… but they’re playing HARD. They’ve forced 12 turnovers and grabbed 15 offensive boards. Oh, and 15 points/7 rebounds for Scottie. Rook’s looked great. – 8:44 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
19 minutes and just one foul for Scottie Barnes. That’s progress. – 8:43 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Allowing 15 offensive rebounds in a half is really bad for Boston.
I’m guessing the super small lineups aren’t coming back out there in the second half. That all-bench small-ball lineup was a mess. – 8:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Raptors lead 51-47 at the half
Tatum – 16 points
Richardson – 9 points
Horford – 5 blocks
Celtics – 12 turnovers
Celtics – 8 blocks
Barnes – 15 points, 7 rebounds
Anunoby – 12 points
VanVleet – 7 assists
Raptors – 35.1% shooting
Raptors – 15 offensive rebounds – 8:40 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics respond in the final few minutes, cut #Raptors lead to 51-47 at half. Barnes 15, Anunoby 12, Achiuwa 6; Tatum 16, Richardson 9, RWilliams 7.
Offensive rebounds:
TOR 15; BOS 3 – 8:39 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
There will be bad quarters all over the place every season, but the Celtics flat out got out-worked for a lot of that 2nd quarter by a team whose identity is outworking you. – 8:39 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps up 51-47 at the half. Scottie Barnes with 15-7. Tatum’s definitely lurking. – 8:38 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 4 at half, Barnes has 15 and he’s been tremendous
Tatum’s got 16 for Boston – 8:38 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Robert Williams was caught in no man’s land on that last Raps bucket. Udoka was clearly not happy with that and he and Williams had a discussion. Williams went back to line up for a FT tapping his chest, telling his teammates it was his fault – 8:38 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
The Raptors aren’t doing anything pretty, but Scottie Barnes looks great; perfectly comfortably against very good Celtics team. Impressive. – 8:35 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Scottie Barnes is impressive. – 8:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Not that it’s easy, because Toronto is playing really aggressively, but if Boston can clean up the turnovers and get on the glass, they’ll be fine. That’s why they are losing right now. – 8:30 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
The Raptors have 15 offensive rebounds and a 10-2 edge in second chance points. Feels like twice that. – 8:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by six late in 2nd, great defensive effort; some shot-selection issues; many shot-making issues – 8:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Schroder showed some stuff as a playmaker for others vs NY. He’s doing it again here in the first half vs Toronto. – 8:27 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Nice to see Robert Williams getting back to his old self – 8:26 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Raptors just outworking the Celtics. Toronto shooting 21.4% from three but has a ten-point lead. Boston has 12 turnovers and is getting worked on the offensive glass (15-3). – 8:25 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Fred VanVleet: perfect hands. – 8:24 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics look ragged right now. #Raptors outhustling them and BOS relying too much on 3-pointers. – 8:24 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Raptors are shooting 33 percent and are up by 11. Rebounding and ugly offense killing the Celtics right now. – 8:24 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Celtics already up to 11 turnovers. That’s been a problem for them including the preseason. – 8:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Anunoby just stiff-armed Tatum in the chest to create space. Predicting it now: Tatum is going to do it back and get called for an offensive foul and lose his mind. – 8:22 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Gary Trent Jr. knelt down to tie his shoe for almost half of that offensive possession for the #Raptors. They still scored. – 8:22 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Raptors almost doubling up the #Celtics in FGAs 44-25 and have pulled down 13 offensive rebounds. Whoa. – 8:20 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Much like Marcus Smart, posting Fred VanVleet isn’t the mismatch it seems like it should be. Well, for the offense anyway. – 8:19 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors seeking the rare NBA double
Leading the league in field goal attempts
Leading the league in shots missed in the restricted area – 8:18 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors are currently grabbing offensive rebounds on 48.3% of their opportunities – 8:18 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Raptors have as many offensive rebounds (13) as Celtics have defensive rebounds (13). Not great. – 8:17 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Raptors have attempted 17 more shots than the #Celtics because of those offensive rebounds and nine Boston turnovers. Tied at 25. – 8:16 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If this is how Al Horford looks after a year in OKC, I’m moving there myself. – 8:16 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards first half defense completely opposite in first two games, literally
vs. Raptors: 37 points allowed
vs. Pacers: 73 points allowed – 8:15 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Precious Achiuwa going coast to coast into Al Horford is tonight’s pre-season moment. – 8:15 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Precious Achiuwa must chill. – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
5 blocks for Al Horford? 5 blocks for Al Horford. – 8:14 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards were a miserable 5-27 (18.5%) from 3 in the season opener vs. Raptors, but already 10-13 (76.9%) from 3 in the home opener vs. Pacers – 8:14 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Raptors have 13 offensive rebounds in a little more than one quarter. #Celtics8:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is a spot for Enes Kanter right now. Let him get the rebounding under control. This Raptors group won’t go at him in PnR. – 8:14 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Al Horford has four blocks in his first seven minutes tonight. – 8:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford looks insanely good for Boston right now. – 8:12 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
That makes 4 blocks for Al Horford in his first game back coming off of COVID! – 8:12 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Four blocks for Al Horford in just seven minutes. He’s been a force defensively in his season debut. – 8:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford in for Grant Williams to start Q2.
Jaylen Brown in for Romeo Langford. – 8:11 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
8 turnovers is obviously a mess for the Celtics.
10 offensive rebounds offset holding Toronto to 29% shooting.
Going that small plays right into how the Raptors want to play. They want it small, fast and messy. – 8:11 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raps shot 29%, Boston shot 50%… so how is it tied after Q1? Toronto has attempted 13 more shots than Boston, the result of 10 offensive rebounds and 8 Celts turnovers. Raps end the Q on an 11-3 run. – 8:10 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raptors are shooting 29 per cent again! But between forcing turnovers (8!) and o-rebs have taken 13 more shots that Boston who are shooting 9/18. Score tied 23-23 after 1Q. – 8:10 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
I would not deem that all bench unit much of a success in its first stint. Too many fouls, turnovers, and rebounds allowed. I’m not sure going super small against the Raptors is right. Toronto has no size. Plays into their hands – 8:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
All tied at 23-23 after one
Tatum – 10 points, 4 rebounds
Richardson – 9 points, 3-3 3PAs
Horford – 4 points, 3 blocks
Celtics – 6 blocks
Celtics – 8 turnovers
Barnes – 7 points
Dragic – 5 points
Raptors – 10 offensive rebounds
Raptors – 29% shooting – 8:10 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors start off, hilariously, where they left off: taking 13 more FGA than Celtics in first quarter, forcing tons of turnovers, crashing the offensive glass, and shooting 29%. 23-23 after a quarter. – 8:10 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Tied up at the end of 1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/8JiLBsQNP28:09 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Eight first quarter turnovers for the Celtics leaves them with just 23 points despite shooting 50 percent. – 8:09 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors about a kazillion per cent more active tonight than Wednesday; tied after a quarter – 8:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics can’t play this small. Toronto is killing them with second-chance shots. – 8:08 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Josh Richardson is fired up after knocking down his third triple. He is 3-for-4 from the floor, perfect from behind the arc in his first stint in Green. – 8:07 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Josh Richardson, back from a migraine, is now giving the Raptors a headache with his 3-point shooting. – 8:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson = three-point marksman? – 8:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson is 2-2 from three. – 8:02 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics going full bench lineup with Schroder, Richardson, Grant, Pritchard, and Romeo. – 8:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard in for Boston now. All-bench unit in the game. – 8:02 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
#RaptorsFacts Toronto has dropped 4 straight to Celtics.
Let’s hope they can bounce back tonight. – 8:02 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
In @Al Horford‘s return from COVID, Ime Udoka wants the big man to have open communication with the coaching staff on how he is feeling throughout the game.
Tune in to @NBCSBoston: https://t.co/pFSRFKYjEs pic.twitter.com/6Qi32Qohlc8:02 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Grant Williams gets the first crack at backup center minutes. Celtics are super small right now with Pritchard, Schroder, Langford and Josh Richardson on the court with him. – 8:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston already has 5 blocks in the first 9 minutes of the game. – 7:59 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Celtics have blocked five shots so far. 3 for Horford, 2 for Rob – 7:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson’s first Celtics points came off a three-pointer, because of course they did. – 7:58 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Schroder just noticed Tatum had VanVleet on him, pointed straight to the post. Tatum didn’t end up taking advantage, but Schroder directing traffic a bit to target the mismatch. – 7:58 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Josh Richardson’s first Celtics points are a 3 off a drive and kick from Schroder – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Langford and Schroder the next subs in for Boston. Udoka played 9 in the opener. Let’s see what he goes with tonight. If he sticks with 9, either Nesmith or Grant won’t play. – 7:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
That was the first three-point field goal attempt of Precious Achiuwa’s NBA career – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Richardson came on for Horford and Boston downsized. Guessing Horford will come back on when Robert Williams is out and he’ll bridge Q1-Q2 with some of the reserves. – 7:56 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Tatum is so into his bag thus far, hitting the baseline fadeaway, 3-ball … he has 10 points in just six minutes, to go with three rebounds and an assist. – 7:55 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Josh Richardson the first sub for the Celtics here. Horford out early; Udoka said he would have short stints in his return from COVID-19, but I won’t be surprised if the Celtics bring him back soon to stagger with Robert Williams. – 7:55 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson in for the Celtics after the timeout. – 7:54 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Josh Richardson first sub in – 7:54 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Cs by 4 at first timeout, Raptors missed first 8 FGAs, shooting about 21 per cent – 7:52 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The first look at the Horford-Williams starting lineup has been pretty promising. Toronto started just 3 for 14 with both bigs impacting shots at the rim. Turnovers holding back the Celtics offense, though. – 7:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum already off to a better start tonight. 3-4 for 8 points already. – 7:51 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Current run Tatum 8, Toronto 2 – 7:51 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Josh Richardson will be the first sub in for the Celtics – 7:51 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Josh Richardson missed the opener with a migraine, was going to be the first sub tonight. – 7:51 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
#Celtics bench, led by Dennis Schroder who hasn’t sat down yet, is energized to start this game! – 7:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
I’m a big fan of the wide open guy taking a rhythm dribble. I knew Tatum was making that shot as soon as he did – 7:50 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Al getting to work on both ends ❌🔨 pic.twitter.com/WpYBYfzSZu7:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford and Rob are working big-to-big elbow actions that look like the old Al Skinner BC offense. – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum just left a free throw so short it bricked off the front of the rim. He’s way off to start this season. – 7:48 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Al Horford impact being felt immediately on both ends. Nice defense, good seal and a pretty pass from Tatum for the dunk, and then feeding Rob inside (though foul was on the floor) – 7:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford has three blocks in three minutes. – 7:47 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
This Raptors offense is … rough. – 7:47 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors get two brilliant transition breaks, 3-on-1, 2-on-1, get zero out of it – 7:46 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford is impacting quite a bit. Great defensive start for him on top of the dunk he finished. – 7:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics uniforms aren’t as bad on TV as they looked before.
I still prefer the regular ones. These are way better than the Banner ones from last year though. – 7:46 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
K, so Gary Trent Jr. started. Understand that was the plan — he was in that role during shootaround. Nurse said it was Dragic pre-game and here we are. Good to be flexible! – 7:45 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics follow up that hoopla with two straight turnovers. – 7:45 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
So despite the earlier starting lineup release from the Raps, Gary Trent Jr. is in instead of Dragic – 7:44 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Those sneaky Raptors pull a last-second switcheroo
Trent Jr. for Dragic – 7:44 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Trent starts for Dragic, actually! – 7:43 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Trent starting for Dragic after all – 7:43 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics current starters mingling with Paul Pierce and other legends before tipoff. pic.twitter.com/mYPq8jQZb07:43 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
I think Boston loves Paul Pierce a little bit. pic.twitter.com/stIQbcWLse7:43 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Guess who’s back with the #Celtics? One of my faves (even though she went to UCONN and not @SyracuseU), @TSKR19. pic.twitter.com/Fyu6vrDRMr7:42 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The love Boston has for Paul Pierce will always make me smile. – 7:41 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jumbotron counting down 75 years of Celtics history through pictures, a mini-doc, and cap it off when Hall of Famer Paul Pierce joins Danny Ainge, Leon Powe, Brian Scalabrine, and Cedric Maxwell at mid-court. – 7:41 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Danny Ainge getting a standing ovation when introduced pre-game. #Celtics7:40 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Celtics have 13 first-round picks on their roster – only Atlanta and Orlando (14) have more. The Raptors have 6 first-round picks on their roster – only Utah (5) has fewer. – 7:35 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Had a great time catching up with @Paul Pierce, @Leon Powe amd Satch Sanders, three of my all-time favorite #Celtics. – 7:35 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Dennis Schröder getting in some 3-point shots prior to #Celtics home opener vs @Toronto Raptors pic.twitter.com/iIXog3W9c17:33 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
We’ve got Al back, we’ve got our fans back, and we’re in store for a special home-opener at TD Garden. nba.com/celtics/news/p…7:07 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
ICYMI To Foul? Or to Defend? That is the question #NBA #Knicks #Celtics #NewYorkForever #BleedGreen #TheGarden pic.twitter.com/5ptVK1l1M17:00 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Here’s your C’s – Raptors quick preview
bostonsportsjournal.com/live/live-cove…6:47 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
My take on Dragic vs Trent hasn’t changed. I think Goran needs to start until Siakam comes back. After that, sure, go with GTJ, but they need another experienced playmaker next to VanVleet. OG, Barnes and Achiuwa are capable but inexperienced creators at this stage. – 6:40 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Back at it on Celtics Pre-Game Live on @NBCSBoston. Alongside @aminajadeTV in studio. Got @Kendrick Perkins and @Brian Scalabrine joining. Taking you right up until Celtics-Raptors at 7:30. @DIRECTV Ch. 630. – 6:33 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Watching some Wiz-Raps from Wednesday & this may be my favorite Fred VanVleet deflection ever. pic.twitter.com/19C6wD4Zdn6:28 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum getting ready for the home opener: pic.twitter.com/WjaUMHwbT86:24 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Paul Pierce and Danny Ainge are here at TD Garden tonight for Celtics home opener. – 6:24 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Even when this guy @Tim Bontemps is in Philly we can’t avoid him in the Celtics press room. Sad. pic.twitter.com/qX9IZRfNWi6:16 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Raptors starters tonight: Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa – 6:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors sticking with the Game 1 starters: VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby, Achiuwa – 6:09 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Nick Nurse on Celtics: “They got some depth there when they are healthy. Quality players on starting lineup and bench.” – 6:09 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Same starters for the Raptors in Boston tonight. VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby, Achiuwa. – 6:06 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Same starters for Raptors: VanVleet, Dragic, OG, Barnes, Precious. – 6:06 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors will go with the same starters tonight. Fred, Goran, Scottie, OG, and Precious – 6:06 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Same starting lineup for tonight for Raptors. – 6:06 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Udoka might finally give me the Tatum/Brown pick-and-roll I’ve been begging for:
“We’ve added a few sets — we wanted our two best guys together in actions. They can be more aggressive when one is on and off the court, but we gotta get them involved together in certain actions.” – 6:05 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Paul Pierce is in the house tonight at TD Garden. #Celtics #NBA756:00 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
What better way to celebrate the #Celtics Home Opener than with Jack’s Abby Pride and Parquet?!
Thanks for the hookup! @JacksAbby pic.twitter.com/6JNcg5UMKq5:59 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Mark this down for posterity:
The Celtics now have no players on the injury report. All 17 players are healthy and available to play. – 5:57 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport update vs. Toronto:
Al Horford – AVAILABLE
Josh Richardson – AVAILABLE
Marcus Smart – AVAILABLE – 5:57 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Coach Udoka says he’s excited to experience the TD Garden atmosphere in his first regular-season home game: “The crowd was great in the preseason and I expect them to be even more amped up tonight.” – 5:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said tonight’s starting lineup will be the team’s regular lineup for now. He feels that Al Horford complements Robert Williams and the others well in that group. – 5:52 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Smart, Brown, Tatum, Al, and Rob the starting 5. and that will be the 5 moving forward.
“We feel [Al] complements Rob well … Al’s been great from Day 1.” – 5:51 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Smart/Brown/Tatum/Horford/Rob Williams will be starting five moving forward – 5:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics plan to stick with their starting lineup moving forward: Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford and Robert Williams. – 5:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford & Josh Richardson are good to go. Horford will start and likely be limited to 20-something minutes.
Horford joins Smart, Tatum, Brown, and Robert Williams in the starting lineup – 5:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart – 5:49 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Celtics will start Tatum, Brown, Rob Williams, Horford and Smart. – 5:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford will be limited to 20-25 minutes tonight, per Ime Udoka. The team is planning to play him in short stints. – 5:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Josh Richardson is “fine” after missing the opener with a migraine, per Ime Udoka. – 5:49 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford will be limited to 20-25 minutes per Ime Udoka. He will start. – 5:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Josh Richardson is also available to play, per Ime Udoka. – 5:48 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Al Horford is back and in the starting lineup tonight, per Coach Udoka. – 5:48 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Al Horford is a go and starting for the Boston Celtics vs. the Raptors. – 5:47 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Al Horford (protocols) will play tonight vs. Raptors for Celtics. – 5:47 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Al Horford is out of the health and safety protocols and will play and start for Boston vs the Raptors tonight. – 5:47 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford will play and start for the #Celtics. – 5:47 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Al Horford plays and starts for the Celtics tonight. – 5:47 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Al Horford will play and start for Celtics, per Ime Udoka. – 5:47 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says Al Horford will start tonight. – 5:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford will play tonight, per Ime Udoka. He will start too. – 5:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford will play tonight. – 5:47 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford will play tonight – 5:47 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Al Horford will play tonight, per Ime Udoka. – 5:46 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Grant Williams and Romeo Langford on the floor going through their pregame routines: pic.twitter.com/knRBqYcwGk5:36 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Former Raptors guard Shamorie Ponds has signed a contract in the NBA G League and will be in tomorrow’s draft, sources say. – 5:10 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
the calm before the storm ☘️ pic.twitter.com/Fm3e31kcNR5:03 PM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Friday night NBA, rookie/sophomore storylines
LaMelo vs Garland…Mobley 2nd game after 17-9-6 debut
Duarte facing Beal after 27-pt debut
Maxey vs Harden, Nets after 20-7-5 debut
Scottie Barnes guarding Tatum, Brown
Jalen Green vs Josh Giddey
D Mitchell vs D Mitchell
Suggs vs NY – 4:19 PM
Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Former East Ridge HS, Carleton, Baylor, and Raptors big Freddie Gillespie will play for Memphis in the G League. They still have his rights. I’d wager on him getting another #NBA opportunity. pic.twitter.com/4qebxkyD7t4:14 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
No longer 19-year-olds, the number 19 still means a lot when we talk about #Celtics @Jaylen Brown and @Jayson Tatum, even more so on the eve of tonight’s game vs the Toronto Raptors. fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/10823299692500…4:04 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Heading to Opening Night? Make sure to get in early and grab your green at the @BostonProShop in North Station.
You’ll receive 15% off your purchase when using any @TDBank_US credit or debit card. pic.twitter.com/bZxWqcfdLY4:03 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics-Knicks Overreactions w/ @ChrisForsberg | @WinningPlaysPod powered by @BetUS_Official twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…3:00 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic will reunite during Mavs-Raptors tomorrow — and perhaps again as Dallas teammates?
Talked with Slovenia’s national team coach, who reflected on the duo’s “no ego” bond and their desire to pursue another championship together: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…2:31 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Who doesn’t love a good four-step, self-help program. OK, so nobody loves them. Here’s one anyway for the Mavericks as they head to Toronto.
mavs.com/mavs-self-help/2:28 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Happy birthday Brad ☘️🎂🎉 pic.twitter.com/nIjEaRzuhT1:42 PM

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