2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
37-21, 1st in Atlantic
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Thomas slams Carroll for flagrant foul (0:29)
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Celtics' Thomas rips Raps' Carroll for flagrant 1

Isaiah Thomas called DeMarre Carroll a nonfactor after the forward's shove sent the star guard sprawling to the floor on a fast break. "That's not a basketball play by any means," Thomas said.

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DeRozan says playing Boston felt like a playoff game (1:27)
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Raptors rally behind DeRozan's career night (1:40)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors 107, Celtics 97: The race for the No. 2 seed in the East just got more interesting as the Kyle Lowry-less Raptors received a career-high 43 points from DeMar DeRozan while rallying from 17-point first-half deficit. New additions Serge Ibaka (15 points, 7 rebounds) and P.J. Tucker (9 points, 10 rebounds) aided Toronto's comeback. Isaiah Thomas with a quiet 20 points.

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DeRozan works the baseline and beats two defenders (0:20)
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Ibaka protects the rim with a block on Smart (0:25)
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Carroll sends Thomas to the ground, scuffle ensues (0:49)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Dust-up between Celtics and Raptors after Isaiah Thomas shoved down hard by DeMarre Carroll on drive to basket. After long review, flagrant-1 and technical for Carroll. Thomas and Jae Crowder got technicals for shouting and shoving that followed.

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Thomas easily connects four (0:38)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Celtics are winning with ball movement so far. They are 7-of-10 (1-2 3-pt FG) for 15 points on shots with an assist opportunity. The Raptors are 2-of-6 (0-3 3-pt FG) for 4 points on such shots

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Brown capitalizes with a bucket and gets fouled (0:26)
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Ibaka gets his first block and bucket as a Raptor (0:32)
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Lowry (wrist) out Friday, potentially longer

Raptors coach Dwane Casey announced before Friday's home game versus the Celtics that Kyle Lowry would not play due to a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period.

ESPN Stats & Info

Raptors expected to gain ground

The Raptors are four games behind the Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings, but ESPN's BPI favors Toronto at home in the fourth and final meeting between the teams this season. (8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN)

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NBA Lockdown: Simmons Sits, Deadline Duds

Jorge Sedano & Israel Gutierrez react to Ben Simmons being shelved for the year, discuss the lack of moves at the deadline and chat with Royce Young about the Thunder's deal.

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Can Raptors get back on track?

Before the All-Star break, Boston separated itself from Toronto in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors will hope to get back to their winning ways on Friday night vs. the Celtics. (8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives the Celtics and Raptors a 42 percent chance of meeting in the playoffs, including a 32.9 percent chance of meeting in the East semifinals. Even as the higher seed, Boston is currently projected as an underdog in that series.

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Goodman: NBA deadline, draft prospects

Are the Lakers targeting UCLA's Lonzo Ball? Plus, ESPN NBA Analyst Jeff Goodman talks about the transformation of DeMarcus Cousins, possible draft prospects and explains why the Celtics decided not to make any changes to their roster.

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Forsberg: Celtics' inaction at trade deadline

ESPN Celtics reporter Chris Forsberg gives his takes on the team's inaction at the trade deadline, whether Boston has more interest in Jimmy Butler or Paul George and the squad's needs.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.26th
Rebounds Per Game41.129th
Assists Per Game25.03rd
Points Allowed105.717th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-173721.638
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506

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