Boston Celtics

Dec 25, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN: Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown shoots for a basket against Toronto Raptors in the second half at Scotiabank Arena. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff,

Jaylen Brown led the way with 30 points as the Boston Celtics won comfortably over the Toronto Raptors by a 118-102 score on Christmas Day at Scotiabank Arena.

Brown added six rebounds and four assists in a Herculean effort for the Celtics swingman. Brown has averaged 24.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his last four games. His shooting has particularly caught fire in his last three, averaging 65 percent from the field. He shot 10-for-13 (76.9 percent) on Christmas.

Kemba Walker added 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. The Celtics won the Christmas tilt in spite of a down afternoon for Jayson Tatum, who scored just 11 points on 5-for-18 (27.8 percent) from the field. They also overcame 27 points for Raptors guard Fred VanVleet and 24 off the bench for Chris Boucher.

Up Next: The Celtics now get two days off before getting back to game action on Friday, when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden.

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