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Celtics topple Raptors, 99-95


The Celtics (25-23) ran their win streak to five games Wednesday night courtesy of a 99-95 victory over the Raptors in Toronto.

The Green outscored Toronto 30-16 in the fourth quarter to grab the win.

Kevin Garnett was once again outstanding for Boston, scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Leandro Barbosa scored 14 points off the bench. Rudy Gay led the Raptors with 25 points.

What they’ll be saying: The “they’re-better-without-Rondo” crowd will be louder than ever on Thursday. The C’s are now 5-0 since their often cantankerous point guard went down with a season-ending ACL injury. At 25-23 the Celtics are just 3.5 games behind Brooklyn for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race and just a half game behind Milwaukee for the seventh slot.

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