Tatum and Celtics avenge loss to Raptors, Horford has 10 points

Power forward Jayson Tatum had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds as the leader of the Boston Celtics, who beat the Toronto Raptors 104-88.

In the first meeting of the season between the two teams, which also played at the TD Garden in Boston, on October 22, at the Celtics’ home opener, the Raptors won by 32 points.

Tatum added seven assists, while German point guard Dennis Schroder had 20 points and center Robert Williams III, had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds as the leader of the Celtics’ inside game (4-6).

The Dominican center Al Horford finished with 10 points, five rebounds -defensive-, two assists, a ball recovery and a stopper in the 24 minutes he played as a starter for the Celtics.

Spanish power forward Juan Hernangómez did not play by decision of Celtics coach Ime Udoka.

The Raptors (6-5) had rookie forward Scottie Barness as their leading scorer, contributing 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Guard Fred VanVleet added 16 points and English forward Og Anunoby along with guard-forward Gary Trent scored 14 points each for the Toronto team.

With their loss, the Raptors saw their mark drop to 4-1 on the road after being 4-0 undefeated.

Cameroonian power forward Pascal Siakam, who played his second game of the season after being out with a right shoulder injury, scored eight points in 30 minutes with Toronto.


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