The Celtics have a lot of momentum heading into Friday night's matchup after defeating the San Antonio Spurs, the best team in the Western Conference, Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo looks to continue his stellar play, after posting his sixth career triple-double Wednesday night with 12 points, 22 assists and 10 rebounds against the Spurs. Rondo shared some thoughts after his performance Wednesday night, his third game back from injury.
"I felt a lot better in the past couple of games," said Rondo, who leads the league with 14.0 assists per game. "I'm in a little better rhythm, and I'm able to push off push off a little bit more on my ankle."
Ray Allen looks to also pick up where he left off on Wednesday, after scoring 31 points. The only thing concerning about Allen's performance on Wednesday night was the fact that when the game was on the line, he missed two key free throws, and almost gave the game away. This comes as a shock as Allen is shooting 90 percent from the free throw line, and the Celtics will likely put look to put it in his hands when they need free throws.
Even though he didn't total the most points on the team for the first time in the last three games, Paul Pierce still had another great performance for the Celtics Wednesday night, totaling 18 points and seven rebounds.
Kevin Garnett will once again sit out as he looks to get his right leg back to full health. Glen Davis will once again get the call as the Celtics power forward.
The Celtics and Raptors tip-off at 7:30 p.m. EST. at the TD Garden.