February 5th 2018,
The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will meet on Tuesday, when the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics. The Raptors, who are two games behind Boston for first place, will be looking to close ground with a win.
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The Celtics enter on a four-game winning streak, including a 97-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. They’ve played their last three games without point guard Kyrie Irving, who has been dealing with a quad injury. Keep an eye on the injury news as he might be ready to return Tuesday.
As for the Raptors, they’ve won four of their last five games. Their offence has been on fire, averaging 116.4 points per game over their last five. Toronto has been especially tough to beat at home where they’ve won six of their last seven games and 21 of 25 overall this season. However, the Celtics’ 17 road wins are the most in the Eastern conference.
In terms of the meetings between the teams, the Raptors have played well in this series, winning 12 of the last 18 contests.
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