Isaiah Thomas scored 19 of his 44 points in the final quarter to lift the Boston Celtics over the Toronto Raptors, 109-104, on Wednesday night in a showdown for first place in the Atlantic Division.
It was the fifth straight win for the host Celtics, who moved 11/2 games ahead of the Raptors in the division and are in position for the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed.
Kyle Lowry had 32 points for Toronto, which has lost seven of nine. The Raptors led by 11 points at halftime and built the lead to 75-57 before the Celtics rallied.
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