After two bad losses to the Thunder and the bottom feeding Bobcats, the Celtics rebounded quite well against the Toronto Rapters on Wednesday night. Both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett moved up on the all-time scoring list as the Celtics defeated the Raptors 112-88.
Pierce was rested and ready to go after sitting out against the Bobcats on Monday evening. He scored 9 of his 15 points in the third quarter to help give Boston a comfortable lead against Toronto. He made a free throw in the third which put him at 20th on the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing Sir Charles Barkley in the process. Pierces hot third quarter would help the Celtics to a digit lead which they would not give up for the rest of the game.
Kevin Garnett also made history while moving up on the all-time scoring list. The big ticket passed former Laker great Jerry West for 15th place on the all-time scoring list. Garnett comented on both he and Pierce moving up on the list after the game. "We make a joke around here that every other two days someone's making history. It's not a bad joke to be a part of, though."
The bench came through big for Boston in its win over Toronto. Jeff Green had a game high 20 points off of the bench for the Celtics. Jason Terry chipped in with 12 points and 7 assists rounding out a balenced attack for the Celtics bench. Coming up Boston looks to avenge their loss to the Bobcats on Saturday. Then on Monday the Celtics host the red hot streaking Heat in the TD Garden in a rematch from last years eastern conference finals.
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