Crunching the numbers: C's vs. Raptors

As we've noted in this space before, it hasn't exactly been a November to Three-member for the Celtics, who have connected on 68 of 222 (30.6 percent) 3-point attempts this month.

That's not awful, but Boston made 32 of 72 (44.4 percent) in three October victories. What's more, since hitting 14 of 20 attempts in a lopsided win over Philadelphia on Nov. 3, Boston is a gruesome 48 of 187 (25.7 percent).

Celtics coach Doc Rivers hasn't wavered in telling his team to shoot the 3-pointers when they have open looks. But Friday may be the night they start falling.

Consider this: The Celtics have connected on 10 3-pointers in each of their last three wins over the Raptors, making 30 of 61 (49.2 percent) during that stretch.

Winners of eight of their last nine against Toronto, the Celtics have made six or more trifectas in all but one of those games, launching at least 15 triples in each contest.

In 53 games since Toronto entered the league, the Celtics have hit at least seven 3-pointers in 33 of those contests.

What's more, expect points. The Celtics have reached triple figures against the Raptors in nearly half (24 of 53) of their lifetime games.