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Game Thread: Raptors Roll into Boston to Battle the Celtics Tonight

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Hopefully the Raptors ate their Lucky Charms after last night's uninspiring win over the severely undermanned Thunder, as they take on the scrappy Celtics tonight.

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Team Records: TOR 3-1, BOS 1-2

Where to watch: The game will be broadcast on TSN's 1, 3, 4 and 5 as well as TSN 1050 Radio.

After almost blowing a game to the seven man Thunder last night, the Raps have a quick turnaround as they travel to Boston tonight to take on the Celtics.

Amir Johnson is a no go again tonight with ankle trouble. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas traveled with the team but is unlikely to play after suffering a hand contusion last night:

The Raps will need a much more inspired defensive effort from the get go this evening. Last night the starters looked uninspired in the first quarter forcing the bench to come in and ramp up the intensity. The Celtics are a fiery bunch, who just missed a wild comeback win Monday night in Dallas after storming back from a 30 point deficit.

Look (and perhaps pray) for Lowry and DeRozan to have a big night tonight, as both have been fairly quiet in the first four games of the season.

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