FINAL SCORE: Raptors 113, Celtics 97
IN BRIEF: After blowing out a short-staffed Toronto by 25 in their own building on Christmas Day, the Raptors didn’t have to wait long to exact revenge. They returned the favor in front of a packed TD Garden crowd, snapping Boston’s five-game win streak, thanks to a furious night from the backcourt. Kyle Lowry (30 points) led all scorers, and combined with Fred Van Vleet (18) to combine for 9 of 19 from three-point range. Kemba Walker led all Celtics scorers with 30 points.
CELTICS RECORD: 22-8 (2nd in Eastern Conference)
WELCOME BACK, MARCUS!
A standing ovation for Marcus Smart's first game back from his eye infections 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/tRqNFAm057— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) December 29, 2019
SMART BEATS FIRST QUARTER BUZZER
KEMBA BEATS HALFTIME BUZZER
TATUM TO THEIS — SO NICE!
At Charlotte, Tuesday, 3 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Hornets, which tips off Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike and Scal have the call at 3 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.