Jonas Valanciunas earned his 20th double-double this season, scoring 15 points and registering 14 rebounds, to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Boston Celtics, 99-90. Toronto (40-31) picked up the win after falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Valanciunas finished 7-12 from the field. Toronto also got solid performances from Kyle Lowry with 23 points and 9 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan with 20 points and 7 rebounds, and Amir Johnson with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Jared Sullinger had a strong game off the bench for Boston despite the loss, scoring 26 points on 8-17 shooting (4-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line. He also tallied 8 rebounds.
This drops Boston (23-48) to 1-2 against Toronto on the year.
Next up on Friday, the Raptors square off with the Celtics again.