Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)
Series starts 10/14
(1-4, 0-3 away)
(2-2, 2-1 home)
7:00 PM ET, October 21, 2005
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
TORONTO (AP) -- Rookie Joey Graham scored 20 points and the
Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 93-83 in a preseason game
on Friday night.
Graham, the 16th overall pick in the NBA draft, missed the
previous three games with left knee tendinitis. He started Friday
and was 9-for-14 from the field.
Morris Peterson had 21 points in a reserve role. Graham started
in his place as coach Sam Mitchell wanted to give Graham an
Graham showed a nice touch on his jumper, and an ability to
drive to the net.
Toronto rookie Charlie Villanueva, the seventh pick in the
draft, finished with 13 points.
Raef LaFrentz had 17 points for the Celtics, who dropped to 1-4
in the preseason.
The Raptors started the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run.
Villanueva capped it with a jumper that gave Toronto a 77-66 lead.
Graham made a 3-pointer and a jumper to give Toronto an 88-75
lead with 3:31 left.
Toronto's Alvin Williams had four assists in 11 minutes in his
second game since returning from microfracture surgery on his right
knee. Williams' career has been in doubt.