Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/14

Game 1: Friday, October 14th
Game 2: Friday, October 21st

Raptors 100

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Celtics 107

(1-1, 1-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 14, 2005

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 32 25 21 22100
    BOS 20 35 19 33107

    Rookie Gomes scores 18 in Celts win over Raptors

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 19 points and rookie Ryan Gomes added 18 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 107-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game Friday night.

    Justin Reed scored a pair of baskets to give Boston a 104-100 lead with 26.1 seconds left in the game and then added a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining. Mike James led Toronto with 20 points and Matt Bonner added 16 for the Raptors.

    Toronto took a 32-17 lead with 2:04 left in the first quarter on a 16-foot jumper by Chris Bosh. However, the Celtics cut the deficit to 57-55 at the half after Raef LaFrentz sank a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left in the second quarter.

    Boston was without injured players Marcus Banks (left shin), Tony Allen (right knee surgery), Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle).

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