Start time: 12:30 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Dominic McGuire, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas
Boston: Leandro Barbosa, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields and Alan Anderson are all out.
Boston: Rajon Rondo is questionable to play today, Avery Bradley is out until December.
- Believe it or not, the Raptors actually have a two-game winning streak against the Celtics, and they held the Celtics under 80 points in both of those games.
- If Rondo is unavailable today, that’s not necessarily a crippling blow for the Celtics — they were 9-5 last season (including a playoff game) when Rondo wasn’t in the lineup.
- Having said that, the Raptors played the Celtics in Boston without Rondo on February 1, and the Celtics won 100-64. Ouch.