Rookie Gomes scores 18 in Celts win over Raptors

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 19 points and rookie

Ryan Gomes added 18 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 107-100 victory

over the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game Friday night.

Justin Reed scored a pair of baskets to give Boston a 104-100

lead with 26.1 seconds left in the game and then added a pair of

free throws with 20 seconds remaining. Mike James led Toronto with

20 points and Matt Bonner added 16 for the Raptors.

Toronto took a 32-17 lead with 2:04 left in the first quarter on

a 16-foot jumper by Chris Bosh. However, the Celtics cut the

deficit to 57-55 at the half after Raef LaFrentz sank a pair of

free throws with 5.9 seconds left in the second quarter.

Boston was without injured players Marcus Banks (left shin),

Tony Allen (right knee surgery), Al Jefferson (sprained left