This is the second time in the history of the Raptors to participate in the Christmas War. The last time they played the New York Knicks in 2001. After 17 years, the Toronto Raptors finally appeared again in the Christmas War. After so many years of waiting, will the Raptors roar this time and win the Celtics?
Although both teams have missed main players, the offensive effect of the two teams has not been good recently. The Celtics have averaged 113 points in the last six games, and the Raptors have scored 117 points in the last six games. However, the Raptors have been in a three-game schedule for almost four days. The team was troubled by injuries and only nine players rotated. This made it difficult for players to devote themselves to the game. It is still difficult to analyze the Raptors' desire to win the game.
Interlude: Celtics Walker participated in Christmas War for the first time, and the interview stated that "this is significant. For me personally, I have never had the chance to play at Christmas, so I am really excited." I wish Walker could have tonight Better performance
Celtics are expected to start:
Walker, Ojle, Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Tyce
Injuries: Hayward, Smart
Raptors expected starting list:
Lowry, Van Fleet, Anunoby, McCaw, Ibaka
Injuries: Siacam, Gasol, Powell