NBA Atlantic Division scores: Celtics and Raptors get first wins over weekend

Jared Wickerham

As the NBA season gets rolling, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors both got their first win of the year over the weekend. The New York Knicks moved to the top of the division, improving to 2-0 on the young season.

The Boston Celtics picked up their first victory of the season over the weekend with a narrow 89-86 victory over the Washington Wizards. It was the only game of the weekend for the C's, who are back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 7, once again taking on the Wizards.

Paul Pierce led Boston with 27 points as well as seven rebounds in the win. Rajon Rondo had a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists in addition to grabbing five rebounds. Kevin Garnett had a solid 15 points and seven rebounds.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Division, the New York Knicks improved to 2-0 by beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 100-84, on Sunday. Carmelo Anthony carried the load for New York, scoring 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting. The Toronto Raptors got their first victory of the season on Sunday in a 105-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 22 points apiece.

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