The Toronto Raptors added their second win in two games after beating the Boston Celtics 113-101. The Canadian team strengthened its roster as a real contender in the East after beating Brad Stevens, a team on which enormous expectations have been created. Although we are only in the second match of the regular season, the Nick Nurse showed that they are not willing to give up the first place of the conference so easily.
For the @Raptors, the Atlantic Division is not the goal.
The Eastern Conference is not the goal.
The goal is: Greatness.
But first, the Boston Celtics, tonight on Sportsnet ONE. pic.twitter.com/B5QuuNSRGX
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 19, 2018
Kawhi Leonard, star signing of the summer for the Raptors, was the most prominent player of the match after signing a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds. The former Spurs also contributed 3 assists and a steal, although he went up to 25 times with 40% success. Next Serge Ibaka shone, who got rid of his bad game last Wednesday scoring 21 points with a 71.4% effectiveness in his shots.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 20, 2018
For the Boston Celtics, the top scorer was Kyrie Irving, who, after his disastrous performance in the first game of the course, this time managed to score 21 points. In addition, Al Horford stayed on pass away from a triple-double after achieving 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. The Dominican returned to be a fundamental piece in the game but was not able to prevent the Raptors from delivering their first defeat of the season.