Irving nets 43, leads Celtics past Raptors in OT

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The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and a season-high 43 points on Friday night to lead Boston to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

He finished with 11 assists and was backed up by Jayson Tatum, who added 21 points and seven rebounds, as the Raptors slumped to their third loss in a row after opening the season 12-1. He had a terrible shooting night, scoring 13 out of 35 shots attempted, and scored just one shot out of the 11 attempted from the deep.

"Julius saved me when I missed two free throws at the end", Davis said.

Brad Stevens thinks the Celtics need to be tougher.

In a Nutshell: Second game of a back to back or not, the Boston Celtics wanted this win, in no small part due to the Utah Jazz having spanked them in Salt Lake City with the home crowd fully motivated by Hayward-hate.

His late contributions finished off a night that saw Hayward contribute 15 points (only eight shots), five rebounds, five assists and four steals in 39 minutes.

"Coming into the season we were all expecting that we would just kind of take over", Boston's Al Horford said after Wednesday's win, "and we're very risky".

Utah improved from 15 assists in Philadelphia to 23 against the Celtics.

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Donovan Mitchell of the Jazz drives on Wilson Chandler of the 76ers on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center.

The Jazz fell behind early, battled back and led 107-105 with 1:37 remaining, but made costly mistakes when it counted.

Like Smart said, the Celtics should not be losing games they're supposed to be winning. "So you want to take full advantage of them". To do that against a Utah team that has been among the best rebounding clubs this season is a definite positive. Teams we didn't expect to struggle so much are doing so while certain expected contenders have been a bit slow out of the gate.

Enough with those playoff vibes, which dissolved once Toronto left town Friday night.

Practice time: The Celtics have been unable to have many practices in recent days because of the schedule that included a five-game trip out west. Stevens has his sights set on upcoming days off when the team will be able to work on things.

The Jazz fought back from a 16-point deficit to take the lead late in the game, but they couldn't quite escape with the victory. The game changed when a steady diet of jump shots turned to one featuring a healthy dose of Irving, and to a lesser extent Tatum, getting aggressive and attacking the rim.

Kyrie Irving continues to be the spark that the Boston Celtics need.

Maybe it's unfair to name bad shooting nights after the Jazz, but after three of the Jazz's last four losses have come on nights where they shot under 20 percent from three and had bad free-throw shooting performances to boot, it's easy understand where I found the inspiration.

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