The Celtics travel to Toronto for a matchup with the Raptors. Without four of their five starters, Boston had the daunting task of handling a hungry Raptors team who’d won 8 of their last 10 games as they claw their way up the standings. The shorthanded Celtics fought hard and made the game competitive, but due to bad execution, the Raptors beat Boston 115-112 in overtime. Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 40 PTS.
“Hell of a job fighting on the back-to-back shorthanded,” said Head Coach Ime Udoka, “But I told him that we kind of shot ourselves in the foot…The main things were the offensive rebounds, the turnovers. Cut those in half, and we probably do alright.”
Marcus Smart and Derrick White had a joint presser following the loss. On missing the potential game-winner, Derrick White said “I had it. Just left it short.”
On Robert Williams’ injury and the issues it poses for Boston moving forward, Marcus Smart said “You gotta go through the storm to get to the rainbow on the other side.”
On the adversity and challenges the Celtics have faced this year, Smart said “We had to go through some stuff that no one would want to go through. But it made us stronger. Tip your hat to Ime and his staff for everything they did to get us here and to build this culture.”
Join the Celtics Postgame Show as A. Sherrod Blakely, Josue Pavon, Jimmy Toscano, and host John Zannis break it all down.
We’re on DISCORD! You should join too to stay in touch with the guys, get alerted on special announcements, participate in giveaways and tons of other cool stuff! → https://discord.gg/xTdFj6xFHs
You can also listen and Subscribe to the Garden Report Postgame Show on iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher as we go LIVE after every Celtics game. Watch the show LIVE after every game by subscribing to our YouTube Channel!
The CLNS Media Network is Powered by BetOnline.ag, Use Promo Code: CLNS50 for a 50% Welcome Bonus On Your First Deposit!
SUPPORT THE GARDEN REPORT’S SPONSOR, CODA: With Coda, you can solve for just about anything. And right now you can get started having your team all working together on the same page for FREE! Head over to https://coda.io/garden to get started for FREE!