Celtics play the Raptors, aim for 4th straight win

Boston Celtics (20-7, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (21-9, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Wednesday, 12 p.m. EST

LINE: Celtics -2.5; over/under is 213.5

BOTTOM LINE: Boston is looking to extend its three-game win streak with a victory against Toronto.

The Raptors are 3-2 against Atlantic Division teams. Toronto scores 112.1 points and has outscored opponents by 5.7 points per game.

The Celtics are 13-4 in conference play. Boston averages 13.6 turnovers per game and is 7-2 when turning the ball over more than opponents.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Celtics won 112-106 in the last meeting on Oct. 25. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 25 points, and Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 33 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors with 3.0 made 3-pointers and averages 20.7 points while shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc. OG Anunoby is shooting 45.8 percent and averaging 12.6 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Tatum is averaging 21.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Celtics. Kemba Walker has averaged 6.6 assists and scored 23.2 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 6-4, averaging 110 points, 46.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 9.3 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.2 points on 44.0 percent shooting.

Celtics: 7-3, averaging 111.8 points, 45.2 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting.

INJURIES: Raptors: Matt Thomas: out (finger), Norman Powell: out (shoulder), Marc Gasol: out (hamstring), Pascal Siakam: out (groin).

Celtics: Vincent Poirier: out (finger), Robert Williams III: out (hip soreness), Marcus Smart: day to day (eye), Gordon Hayward: day to day (foot).

Source: Fox Sports

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