Raptors 95, Celtics 86


BOSTON (AP) – Chris Bosh scored 27 points and T.J. Ford added 19 to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 95-86 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

The Raptors took command with a 16-6 run to close out the third quarter for a 67-58 lead. A 3-pointer by Andrea Bargnani gave the Raptors a 54-52 lead. Bosh scored 10 in the quarter and six during the run.

Anthony Parker scored 18 points, Jose Calderon had 11 and Bargnani 10 for Toronto, which has won consecutive road games to improve to 7-15 away from home.

The Celtics – playing without leading scorers Paul Pierce and Wally Szczberiak, as well as Brian Scalabrine and Delonte West – dressed only nine players. Still, they kept the game close into the third quarter, even taking a 52-51 lead on Al Jefferson’s hook shot.