Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Prediction & Match Preview – October 9th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will meet in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game at TD Garden on Saturday.
The Raptors have lost one of their two preseason games so far. Meanwhile, the Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic 98-97 during their first preseason game.
Both teams will be looking to try out different rotations and get their stars hot and ready to go before the regular season kicks off.
Fixture: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics | NBA Preseason 2021-22
Date & Time: Saturday, October 9th; 7:00 PM ET (Sunday, October 10th; 4:30 AM IST).
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Toronto Raptors preview
Following Kawhi Leonard’s championship race, the Toronto Raptors’ slump from glory has been exacerbated by the departure of veteran Kyle Lowry this season.
The young and exciting Raptors have managed to shoot about 50% of the court in their two preseason games so far. Both games were played against the Philadelphia 76ers. In the last fight, seven players finished with double-digit scoring figures.
Precious Achiuwa and Goran Dragic are still preparing, while OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet continue to go about business as usual.
Boston Celtics preview
The Boston Celtics had a front office personnel change last offseason and are hoping to take a big step forward this year. With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in their prime, it’s the right time for the Cs to pull the trigger on their championship hopes.
Offense and defense moved smoothly during their first preseason game against the Orlando Magic. The game saw Brown lose 25 points in 26 minutes to lead his team to victory.
This season, the Boston Celtics will be looking to improve on their 36-36 (0.500) win-loss record from the previous season and make a legitimate effort from the ECF.
Raptors vs Celtics match prediction
The Boston Celtics will field their five regular-season starters and test Al Horford and Enes Kanter from the bench on Saturday. This could be deadly for the Toronto Raptors.
Expect an easy win for the Boston Celtics, but a respectable effort from the Toronto Raptors team.
Where to watch Raptors vs Celtics
The NBA preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics will be televised locally on NBC Sports Boston and TSN2. You can also broadcast this match live through the NBA League Pass.