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Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (1-0) Game #2 10/19/18
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Boston Celtics (1-0) at Toronto Raptors (1-0)
Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 PM EST
Regular Season Game #2, Road Game #1
TV: ESPN,  NBCSB, TSN4/5
Radio:  98.5 The Sports Hub, TSN Radio 1050 Toronto
Air Canada Centre




Probable Starters
PG SG SF
PFC
Kyrie Irving...Jaylen Brown...Gordon Hayward
Jayson Tatum...Al Horford

Celtics Reserves
Terry Rozier
Marcus Smart
Marcus Morris
Aron Baynes
Daniel Theis
Semi Ojeleye
Guerschon Yabusele
Brad Wanamaker
Robert Williams

Injuries
Jabari Bird

Two Way Players
Walt Lemon, Jr.
P. J. Dozier

Head Coach
Brad Stevens




Probable Starters 
PG SG SF
PF C
Kyle Lowry...Danny Green...Kawhi Leonard
Pascal Siakim...Jonas Valanciunas 

Raptors Reserves
CJ Miles
Lucas Nogueira
Norman Powell
Serge Ibaka
Fred VanVleet
Malachi Richardson
Greg Monroe
Jordan Loyd

Injuries
O. G. Anunoby (probable)
Delong Wright (questionable)

Two Way Players
Chris Boucher

Head Coach
Nick Nurse

Game Notes
The Celtics travel to Toronto to take on the Toronto Raptors for the first time this season.  The game will pit the two early season favorites to rule the Eastern Conference this season.The Celtics come into the game after a convincing opening night victory over fellow Atlantic Division rival, the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto, meanwhile, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably in their home opener.
 
The Celtics will continue to rely on the dynamic play of 2nd year forward, Jayson Tatum,  3rd year guard, Jaylen Brown and veteran Al Horford in the starting lineup as forward, Gordon Hayward and star point guard, Kyrie Irving, make their way back from injuries that end the seasons early last year. Coach Stevens appeared to settle into a rotation of 9 players, each playing between 20-30 minutes in the opening game victory. Look for that to continue with Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes picking up the large majority of bench minutes.

The Raptors come off an offseason of great change after winning a franchise high 59 games only to be swept out of the second round by the Cavaliers. Coach Dwayne Casey was let go and replaced by new head coach Nick Nurse. Also, Toronto favorite DeMar DeRozan was traded along with big man Jakob Poeltl for superstar small forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green. Nurse has decided to place Pascal Siakim into the starting lineup, moving veteran PF, Serge Ibaka into a 6th man role off the bench. Toronto looks to have settled on a 10 man rotation with O. G. Anunoby, C. J. Miles,  Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell joining Ibaka as rotation players coming off the bench.

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Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (?-?) Game #2 10/19/18
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Thanks Nick.  I'm adding a link to a GoFundMe page to support FlCeltsFan after her home sustained significant damage from Hurricane Michael.

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Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (?-?) Game #2 10/19/18
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Thanks, Redz. Still more to do. This is involved. Bless FLF for doing these all the time.

Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (?-?) Game #2 10/19/18
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 01:10:02 PM »

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Thanks Nick.  I'm adding a link to a GoFundMe page to support FlCeltsFan after her home sustained significant damage from Hurricane Michael.

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Come on game threads posters. FLF has given you these threads for years and years to enjoy. She and her family have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. Let's show her just how CelticsStrong we are

Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (1-0) Game #2 10/19/18
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Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (1-0) Game #2 10/19/18
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Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (1-0) Game #2 10/19/18
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A great early season test for the Celtics!

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Thanks Nick.  I'm adding a link to a GoFundMe page to support FlCeltsFan after her home sustained significant damage from Hurricane Michael.

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Thanks Nick.  I'm adding a link to a GoFundMe page to support FlCeltsFan after her home sustained significant damage from Hurricane Michael.

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Can someone send a PM if I can do this through paypal?
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Re: Celtics (1-0) at Raptors (1-0) Game #2 10/19/18
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There are actually two injuries for the Raptors, OG and Wright. OG left the game with an eye injury and is said to be probable, while Wright missed the season opener with an adductor and is supposedly questionable.

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There are actually two injuries for the Raptors, OG and Wright. OG left the game with an eye injury and is said to be probable, while Wright missed the season opener with an adductor and is supposedly questionable.
Thanks. Was waiting for the injury report to come out. Guess I don't have to check it now.

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There are actually two injuries for the Raptors, OG and Wright. OG left the game with an eye injury and is said to be probable, while Wright missed the season opener with an adductor and is supposedly questionable.
Thanks. Was waiting for the injury report to come out. Guess I don't have to check it now.

No problem this was today...

Nurse said Delon Wright was able to do a bit more in practice today but still wasn't a full participant. Will likely be questionable for tomorrow. Sounds like OG Anunoby avoided any serious damage to his eye. Nurse said he should be fine.