In-game observations: Celts-Raptors

Fourth quarter: Celtics 76, Raptors 75

* Greg Steimsma makes the game-winning basket on a third-chance put back. Celtics rookies hold the fort against Toronto starters down the stretch.

* Marquis Daniels shows no problems from previous injuries and finishes with 11 points in 28 minutes. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 12.

* E'Twaun Moore hit two big jumpers in the fourth quarter.

* Tommy Heinsohn was in midseason form when rookie JJ Johnson was called for an offensive foul. "That is terrible!!" Heinsohn fumed.

* Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett each finished with 9 points and Rajon Rondo had 8 assists.

* Celtics held the Raptors to 34.8 shooting.

Third quarter: Celtics 61, Raptors 51

* Jermaine O'Neal has another signature block, this one on Jamaal Magloire.

* Defense still strong; Raps shooting less than 36 percent over three.

* A pretty drive by Marquis Daniels gives him a team-high 11 after three. Brandon Bass also playing well.

* Rajon Rondo is having a big assist game.

Second quarter: Celtics 40, Raptors 33

* Celtics looking good on defense, holding Toronto to 33 points at the half.

* Marquis Daniels is looking very confident and comfortable. He has 7 points on 3-of-3 shooting.

* Ray Allen drained a couple vintage jumpers from the left corner. Ray was the tallest Celtic on the floor at the end of the half and led Celtics with 10 points.

First quarter: Celtics 18, Raptors 17

* Jermaine O'Neal blocked an Andrea Bargnani layup after Bargnani drove around Kevin Garnett.

* More than 3 1/2 minutes elapsed before the first basket -- a KG dunk

* Keyon Dooling and Chris Wilcox are wearing headbands. Dooling was the first sub off the bench.

* Avery Bradley made 2 FTs. He shot 50 percent from the line last season.