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Celtics extend winning streak to 12 as Irving sits out due to facial fracture

Jaylen Brown (#7) and Al Horford (#42) celebrate as Celtics improve to 12-2 for the season. [Photo: ESPN]
The Boston Celtics pulled away with a 95-94 win against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night to win their twelfth game in a row since starting the season 0-2. The Celtics are now 12-2 and sit atop the Eastern Conference

The Celtics were without Kyrie Irving in the game against the Raptors as the All Star guard sat out due to a facial fracture he suffered on Friday night during the first quarter in the game against the Charlotte Hornets. Irving is expected to return in the next game against the Brooklyn Nets and will likely be wearing a fitted face mask.

Al Horford (center) led the Celtics in scoring with 21 points, while Jaylen Brown (guard) added 18 points. Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart were other players in double figure scoring for the Celtics. Smart led with a team-high 9 assists to go with his 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Al Horford (center) delivers a dunk in Celtics 95-94 win against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday November 12 2017 [Photo: Celticsblog.com]
DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 24 points for the Raptors but it was not enough to stop the Celtics. Kyle Lowry added 19 points and 7 assists. Toronto, with a 7-5 record in the East, will look to bounce back from the defeat as they face the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

 

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Adekunle Binuyo
Just a fanatical hoop head lost in the art and science of the game.
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Just a fanatical hoop head lost in the art and science of the game.

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