The race is on for the top seed in the Eastern Conference after the Toronto Raptors fell to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, 110-99.
The defeat trimmed the Raptors Eastern Conference lead to a slim two games.
Unfortunately for Raptors fans, DeMar DeRozan’s 32 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists weren’t enough to carry his squad past the second seeded Celtics.
Unlikely Celtics hero Marcus Morris continued his hot play of late, posting 25 points of his own, making it the fourth straight game he has scored a minimum of 20 points.
However, Morris found himself ejected in the final moments of the game, after being fouled by agitated Raptor CJ Miles.
The game provided a snapshot of what would be a chippy, entertaining playoff series if both teams found themselves in the Conference Finals in the near future.
The Raptors next test comes against King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the final time this season on Tuesday.
Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m. from Quicken Loans Arena and can be seen on TSN.
More news from the court
- The game featured 15 ties and 20 lead changes between the two teams
- DeMar DeRozan put up another 30+ point performance, further extending his franchise record to 92 games
- These teams will play one final time on Wednesday from the Air Canada Centre
- Boston put up their 53rd victory of the season, matching their total from last season
- Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving continues his recovery from a knee injury, but is doubtful for the start of the playoffs
More coverage to follow. Image from SB Nation.