The Toronto Raptors will enter Wednesday night’s game against the Celtics in Boston riding a five-game winning streak. Defensively, they have been playing well enough, but the offence hasn’t looked better.
What makes them dangerous is that they are winning in different ways. Kawhi Leonard has carried the load, the starting five has shot well, and they have had as many as eight guys score in double figures in a single game.
Leonard briefly left Sunday’s game with a leg injury but did return. However, with how cautious the team has been with him this season, it wouldn’t be shocking if he were held out against Boston.
With the struggles Boston has had, they will not mind if Leonard takes the night off. As a team, they appear to be having a hard time getting on the same page. Not having to worry about him would be a load off the mind of Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
He’ll have his hands full just trying to get his team to work together on both ends of the court. If he can, and the team plays with some continuity, this game could get interesting. But if he can’t…
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Spread: Boston by 1
The Celtics are struggling to get the job done on the court these days. There is no reason to think they are going to be any different in this game against the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Money line: Raptors -103; Celtics -115
This has the potential to be a very competitive game if the Celtics can bring their ‘A’ game. While the Celtics do tend to play much better in front of a home crowd, take the Raptors to win.