MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 19 points and rookie
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 Brothers
- Tim Donaghy
- Ted Bernhardt