Toronto Raptors: Recent Form Alert
- Toronto Raptors were 13-12 (December 8th, 2022)
- Following Saturday’s game, they are 20-27
- Toronto is now 7-15 in their last 22 games
The Toronto Raptors have not done much over what can only be considered the long term now. The team is in the midst of a crash that might lead them to miss the playoffs this season. The Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics on Saturday and Toronto stacked up another loss. The Celtics won the game between the two teams in a contest that was close at the final buzzer.
Boston put up a single-possession spread in the game, winning by 2 points. The final score was Boston 106, and Toronto 104 as the Celtics turned in an undefeated week that will keep them atop of our post-weekend power rankings.
Celtics @ Raptors Saturday: Pascal Siakam scores 29
With the loss, the Raptors are now 20-27 overall on the season. They are a team that continues to play their starters very heavy minutes, much more than you see from almost all other teams in the NBA. In the game against Boston, Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam played 42 minutes and 43 minutes respectively. Siakam led the game with 29 points but his workload was immense, especially for a game that did not go to overtime.
Boston Celtics: #1 Ranked Team at a Glance
- Overall record: 35-12
- Home record: 18-5
- Away record: 17-7
- Winning/losing streak: W9
- Last ten games: 9-1
Meanwhile, the Celtics improved to 35-12 with the 2-point victory. This was a team that did have some poor form in early December. Their fans will remember that the Orlando Magic took two wins off of Boston. But they, the Celtics, defeated Toronto despite the fact that Jayson Tatum (pictured) was inactive. Perhaps that was part of the reason why the game was so close. Next up for Boston is a Monday match-up against Orlando as Boston has a chance to avenge their losses to the team earlier this season.
Further reading: NBA Power Rankings