Final: Celtics 117, Raptors 108 — Kyrie carries C’s past Raptors

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Two months after putting together a season-high 43 points masterpiece against the Raptors, Kyrie Irving put on another show at the TD Garden against the NBA’s best team. He posted 27 points and a season-high 18 assists, helping the hosts rally from a four-point deficit with four minutes remaining and pull away with a much-needed 117-108 win. Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 33 points but went cold down the stretch as Irving and Al Horford (season-high 24 points) helping the Celtics snap a three-game losing streak back at the Garden. The Raptors had their five-game winning streak snapped as the C’s pulled within six games of the No. 1 seed in the East after the win.   n.

GAME: No. 44 of 82
WHO: Celtics (25-18) vs. Raptors (33-12)
WHEN: 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
TV: ESPN, NBC Sports Boston

PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Marcus Smart
SF: Jayson Tatum
PF: Marcus Morris
C: Al Horford

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Danny Green
F: Pascal Siakam 
F: Serge Ibaka
F: Kawhi Leonard

First Half Notes