Rudy Gay finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds while Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 13 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 93-87 Wednesday at Air Canada Center.
Notes from the Game
Gay, Valanciunas, and DeRozan pose during the NBA team Toronto Raptors media day in Toronto
*Jeff Green recorded 25 points and 5 rebounds in his season-debut for the Celtics, who plays without Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo for the first time since 2007.
*Vitor Faverani had 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in his NBA debuts with the Celtics
*Kyle Lowry recorded 11 points and 8 assists in an efficient 35 minutes of action for the Raptors.
Best Quote from the Game
"We played pretty good throughout the game, but we played better in the fourth," Gay told the press following his solid season opener on Wednesday via ESPN. "We could have played better but a win is a win."
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