Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors: Friday NBA preview | Toronto Star

AIR CANADA CENTRETIPOFF: 8 p.m.TV: Sportsnet OneRADIO: Sportsnet 590 The FANPROBABLE STARTERSBoston: Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Al HorfordToronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll, Serge Ibaka, Jonas ValanciunasKEY MATCHUPThomas...

Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors: Friday NBA preview | Toronto Star

AIR CANADA CENTRE

TIPOFF: 8 p.m.

TV: Sportsnet One

RADIO: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

PROBABLE STARTERS

Boston: Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Al Horford

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

KEY MATCHUP

Thomas vs. Lowry

Two of the top fourth-quarter scorers in the league go at it again. Thomas plays with a chip on his shoulder that makes Lowry look like a guy without a thing to prove to anyone.

NEED TO KNOW

Later than usual start time is thanks to ESPN, which picked up the game a couple of weeks ago. … The Raptors expect to have Patrick Patterson back in the lineup after a six-game absence due to a knee bruise. … Toronto leads the season series 2-1, but the Celtics have a four-game lead atop the Atlantic Division. … The Celtics are listing Avery Bradley (right Achilles) as questionable, and Gerald Green (heel) is out.

UP NEXT

Sunday vs. Portland, 6 p.m.

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