Celtics vs. Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Boston Celtics (34-12) play against the Toronto Raptors (20-26) at Scotiabank Arena

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Game Time: 5:00 PM EST on Saturday January 21, 2023

Boston Celtics 0, Toronto Raptors 0 (5:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Bobby Manning @Real Bob Manning

Hosting Post Game with @Joe_Sway tonight. See you there. 5PM EST tip-off in Toronto: youtube.be/lehHC8ogkU4 โ€“ 4:54 PM

Souichi Terada @Souichi Terada

gonna act like there isn’t football on since idk how to stream it in Canada. only sports for me tonight are the Celtics, yes sir โ€“ 4:51 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach

Fred VanVleet is now out for the Raptors due to rib soreness. โ€“ 4:46 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

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Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Precious Achiuwa will slide in and start for the Raptors with Trent, Anunoby, Siakam and Barnes โ€“ 4:45 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

With VanVleet out, Precious Achiuwa will get his first start of the season. It’s Barnes, Trent, Anunoby, Siakam and Achiuwa vs. Boston. No Tatum for the Celtics. โ€“ 4:40 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Tonight’s @LGCanada Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/5NGapEaW3A โ€“ 4:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Raptor starters:
Precious Achiuwa
Pascal Siakam
OG Anunoby
Scottie Barnes
Gary Trent Jr. โ€“ 4:38 PM

Bobby Manning @Real Bob Manning

Fred VanVleet and Dalano Banton join Christian Koloko on the #Raptors‘ list of absences. โ€“ 4:31 PM

Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Raptors pass on the update that Fred VanVleet’s a no-go tonight โ€“ 4:30 PM

Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Raptors pass on the update that Fred VanVlee’s a no-go tonight โ€“ 4:29 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet is out, for @Raptors_PR โ€“ 4:29 PM

Boston Celtics @Celtics

Malcolm Brogdon says we’re using a โ€œnext man upโ€ mentality tonight with Jayson Tatum out. pic.twitter.com/SEzfsEW5Kh โ€“ 4:27 PM

Sean Grande @Sean GrandePBP

This is the 82nd game since the Celtics last January began their climb from under .500 to the Finals.
Since then, they’reโ€ฆ
62-19 with a +10.1 scoring differential.
30-9 at home (+11.36)
32-10 on the road (+8.95)
Top Celtics teams ever:
2008: 66-16 (+10.3)
1986: 67-15 (+9.4) โ€“ 4:03 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach

Mazzulla on asking Tatum if he needed a breather with 9 mins left in the fourth against the Warriors, during his 41-minute stretch with no rest:
โ€œEven though I asked the question, I wasn’t going to take him out.โ€ โ€“ 3:47 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA

Tatum will rest today but is expected to join the team in Orlando, for Joe Mazzulla. โ€“ 3:32 PM

Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Fred VanVleet now questionable with a rib issue for Raptors shortly vs Boston โ€“ 3:32 PM

Sean Grande @Sean GrandePBP

No surprise, but Derrick White (the only Celtic to play every game) will start for Jayson Tatum in Toronto tonight. โ€“ 3:32 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith

Jayson Tatum โ€“ Left Wrist Soreness โ€“ OUT
Fred Van Vleet โ€“ Right Rib Soreness โ€“ QUESTIONABLE.
#Celtics vs #Raptors hon @FAN590 at 5pm ET. @Paul Jones & I have the call โ€“ 3:31 PM

Souichi Terada @Souichi Terada

Derrick White will start in Jayson Tatum’s place, for Joe Mazzulla. โ€“ 3:31 PM

Souichi Terada @Souichi Terada

Joe Mazzulla says they’re โ€œmanagingโ€ Jayson Tatum’s wrist. Tatum’s out for tonight’s game against the Raptors. โ€“ 3:30 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb

New #Celtics mailbag features John Collins talk, more trade hypotheticals, investigating a Rob Williams trend and much more masslive.com/celtics/2023/0โ€ฆ โ€“ 3:30 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet is no questionable with rib soreness. Banton is out, as is Jayson Tatum. โ€“ 3:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

The Toronto Raptors have added Fred VanVleet to the injury report for tonight’s game. He’s questionable due to right rib soreness.
The Raptors also downgraded Dalano Banton to out for tonight’s game. โ€“ 3:28 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Fred VanVleet is questionable vs. Celtic w right rib soreness. โ€“ 3:27PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet is a late addition to the Raptors’ injury report for today’s game vs Boston. He’s questionable with right rib soreness. โ€“ 3:27PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Fred VanVleet is questionable to play with right rib soreness โ€“ 3:26 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Fred VanVleet is now questionable to play tonight โ€“ 3:26 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

The RJ Barrett-Scottie Barnes rivalry goes back to high school and continues tomorrow.
tax al/kV4RqUS โ€“ 2:48 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Black Air Force energy ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ pic.twitter.com/hYdoJvqcBl โ€“ 2:23 PM

Bobby Manning @Real Bob Manning

Malcolm Brogdon’s odd year โ€“ 45% on catch-and-shoot 3s and giving a sneaky 43% 3P boost on pull-ups while Tatum, Brown, Smart struggle with them
A few bad stats linger though: 49% in the paint, 2/7 on Thursday vs. gs. 1.41 PPP allowed vs. ISOs โ€“ the 1st percentile among players. โ€“ 1:57 PM

Bobby Manning @Real Bob Manning

Malcolm Brogdon’s odd year โ€“ 45% on catch-and-shoot 3s and giving a sneaky 43% FG boost on pull-ups while Tatum, Brown, Smart struggle with them
A few bad stats linger though: 49% in the paint, 2/7 on Thursday vs. gs. 1.41 PPP allowed vs. ISOs โ€“ the 1st percentile among players. โ€“ 1:57 PM

Boston Celtics @Celtics

Every Team Needs A Hero feat. @MetroBoomin ๐Ÿ˜Ž pic.twitter.com/8p3KLrHEgU โ€“ 1:53 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

‘Rewriting Unfinished Dreams’
๐ŸŽจ @Madqapsart โ€“ Welcome Toronto Creator pic.twitter.com/bkOQN7M91A โ€“ 1:42 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

โ€œThe better we play, the better chance doesn’t get shipped out of hereโ€ โ€” on the Raptors at work, with the deadline looming: sportsnet.ca/nba/article/wiโ€ฆ โ€“ 1:37 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

‘North’
๐ŸŽจ @madqapsart โ€“ Welcome Toronto Creator pic.twitter.com/ezASivsrMd โ€“ 1:32 PM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL

The Hawks have ruled out Bogdan Bogdanovic tonight against the Hornets. He didn’t play in the Hawks back-to-back against the Raptors last Saturday and he’s averaged 29 mins over the last 3 games. pic.twitter.com/Jx3gjvCCLY โ€“ 1:02 PM

Boston Celtics @Celtics
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Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire

Steph Curry added another ridiculous long-distance jumper at the buzzer to his highlight reel on Thursday night against the Celtics. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/01/19/warโ€ฆ โ€“ 1:00 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Today, we’re celebrating our first Welcome Toronto Creator, Karooni Ahmed.
Inspired by the 22/23 City jersey, @Madqapsart has artistically portrayed how sport and culture are interconnected in the city of Toronto pic.twitter.com/nnUgEEKqBc โ€“ 12:40 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

A look back at last night’s loss to the Hawks and a glance aheadโ€ฆ We’ll see if Thibs and the Knicks coaching staff have any adjustments planned for Sunday’s game in Toronto or for NY’s tough handful of home games next week.
tommybeer.substack.com/p/knicks-sans-โ€ฆ โ€“ 11:55 AM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA

๐Ÿ€Stan Van Gundy (@Stan Van Gundy) breaks down why he’s been so impressed with Joe Mazzulla leading the Celtics
#BleedGreen | @Rick Kamla | @Amin Elhassan pic.twitter.com/PwPFcuBGUs โ€“ 11:16 AM

Boston Celtics @Celtics

Give out some hugs today ๐Ÿค—
#NationalHugDay pic.twitter.com/XWZJdmAtmi โ€“ 11:15 AM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Tonight’s matchup presented by @FanDuelCanada pic.twitter.com/qqUt5TwmLV โ€“ 11:10 AM

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