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Toronto heads to Boston for conference showdown

October 25, 2019 GMT

Toronto Raptors (1-0, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (0-1, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

Eastern Conference foes Boston and Toronto meet.

Boston finished 35-17 in Eastern Conference play and 28-13 at home during the 2018-19 season. The Celtics shot 46.5% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point range last season.

Toronto finished 58-24 overall and 36-16 in Eastern Conference games during the 2018-19 season. The Raptors averaged 114.4 points per game while allowing opponents to score 108.4 last season.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

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Celtics Injuries: Romeo Langford: out (knee), Enes Kanter: out (left knee).

Raptors Injuries: Patrick McCaw: day to day (knee), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: day to day (groin).

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