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Final: Celtics 103, Raptors 96

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  January 2, 2010 10:02 PM

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4:13 2d quarter, Celtics 45-40: Back-to-back jumpers by Eddie House had the building a little more excited, until a technical foul by Rasheed Wallace (his 10th of the season) sobered everyone up.

7:53 2d quarter, Celtics 33-32: The only available Celtics player who hasn't seen the court so far tonight is Bill Walker.

9:22 2d quarter, Celtics 31-29: Glen Davis took it hard to the rim, made a bucket, and drew a foul, but he was just 1 of 5 from the field before that. Not good for a player who shoots from two feet and in.

END 1st quarter, Celtics 29-27: A surprisingly pretty first quarter -- Celtics at 47-percent shooting, Raptors at 50 percent. Foul trouble could be an issue later in the game: Kendrick Perkins, Ray Allen, and Glen Davis all have two personals.

1:54 1st quarter, Celtics 29-20: It's been a mixed bag without Rajon Rondo at the point. Ray Allen and Tony Allen have two assists apiece, while J.R. Giddens has one, giving the Celtics five assists as a team compared to four turnovers.

One disgruntled fan yelled, "Way to set up the offense, Tony" after a little too much dribbling by Allen led to a terrible shot by Eddie House.

4:46 1st quarter, Celtics 17-12: Rasheed Wallace stretched Toronto's defense with a three to put the Celtics up five. Interesting to watch the Celtics when you're not really sure where the offense will come from.

7:31 1st quarter, Celtics 10-6: Kendrick Perkins sits down with two fouls, replaced by Glen Davis. Thank goodness Davis is available tonight.

7:57 1st quarter, Celtics 10-6: All five Celtics starters have a bucket. Maybe this lineup is better after all.

Pregame: It's the first time we've had starters from New Mexico and Oklahoma State announced for the Celtics. Fans weren't exactly giddy with the novelty of it.

Tonight's Boston.com trivia question and answer: The last Saturday night home game for the Celtics was in 2000, when the C's played Orlando. The Magic were coached by: Doc Rivers.

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