Raptors Snap Boston Losing Streak, Beat Celtics At TD Garden
Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Boston
BOSTON (AP) – Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Toronto Raptors edged closer to their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 99-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for Toronto, which increased its Atlantic Division lead to 2 1/2 games over Brooklyn, which lost in Charlotte. The Raptors can clinch a playoff spot if the New York Knicks lose at Sacramento later Wednesday.
Jared Sullinger led Boston with 26 points, going 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Boston lost for the seventh time in eight games.
It was Lowry's eighth straight game of 20 or more points and helped the Raptors snap an 11-game losing streak in Boston.
Toronto captured its 19th road win, one off the club record set 2000-01.