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NBA, Celtics Twitter react to Boston’s 137-134 OT loss to Raptors


The Boston Celtics made the trek north of the border to play the Toronto Raptors in a neutral site exhibition game at Bell Centre Arena to shut out their slate of 4 2022-23 preseason games and their participation within the league’s NBA Canada Games program for the season.

The Celtics and Raptors each played the sport as if it were a daily season contest, keeping their starters in late into the sport’s final frame to the chagrin of some as wet spots in the ground made for a number of scary falls. A controversial tech late within the third saw Jayson Tatum ejected from the sport.

Boston would ultimately fall to Toronto 137-134 in a loathed preseason additional time, but NBA and Celtics Twitter had plenty to say in regards to the game; let’s take a take a look at what was being said.

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— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 13, 2022

I form of thought the group can be 50 pct Raps, 25 pct Celtics, 25 pct indifferent. But this has a Raptors playoff game feel. Good atmosphere for the Cs regulars to get work in.

— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) October 14, 2022

Tatum floater through contact. 🚨

— Mike Dynon ☘️🏀 (@MikeDynon) October 14, 2022

UPDATE: Jaylen Brown remains to be on fire

— Jack Simone (@JackSimoneNBA) October 14, 2022

Derrick White is the best shooter who ever lived.

— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 14, 2022

Celtics are playing FAST this preseason and it’s resulting in plenty of easy offense.

— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) October 15, 2022

Rattling. Jaylen Brown just apparated for that fastbreak layup. He was there after which gone to the rim right away.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 15, 2022

Montreal fans who watched that quarter now considering OG and DWhite are the highest scorers within the NBA.

— Mike Dynon ☘️🏀 (@MikeDynon) October 15, 2022

It’s only preseason BUT……Tatum 2-for-18 from 3 through three games.

— John Zannis (@John_Zannis) October 15, 2022

Sam Hauser looking solid on defense

— Jack Simone (@JackSimoneNBA) October 15, 2022

Funny watching Blake Griffin deep drop all of the option to the restricted circle and just stand there and Banton gifts him a charge. Blake barely has to even search for them, they only come to him.

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 15, 2022

Jayson Tatum has been fiddling with the all bench unit for years with the Celtics but this should be quite the welcome adjustment for him to have a lot shooting around him on this grouping.

— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) October 15, 2022

Defensive rebounding has been awful all preseason

— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) October 15, 2022

Malcolm Brogdon is out for the remainder of the sport on account of a sore right leg, per the Celtics.

Nothing serious, per @AdamHimmelsbach‘s report.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 15, 2022

Seems like the Celtics have had enough of the preseason. Third quarter energy is nowhere near the primary quarter. 12-5 Raptors run to start out the third

— John Karalis 🇬🇷 🇺🇦 (@John_Karalis) October 15, 2022

I hate the foul call after missed layup

— Richard White (@RamblinWreck34) October 15, 2022

#celtics letting go of the rope because the offense has develop into to 3-point reliant. Raps have their largest lead of the sport.

— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) October 15, 2022

Anunoby fell on Smart’s right leg after that charge. Smart is staying in, but he’s clearly hurting.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 15, 2022

Nick Nurse complaining in regards to the Raptors getting a T for his or her bench players being on the court is like 10,000 spoons when all you would like is a knife

— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) October 15, 2022

did they really just eject jayson tatum for waving his arm on the official? lol

— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) October 15, 2022

Now Grant got a tech?! That is chaos.

— Amina Smith (@aminajadeTV) October 15, 2022

Rotation players still in there for the Celtics because the fourth quarter opens. Gotta imagine Mazzulla is gonna get Jackson and Layman in there soon to battle it out for the ultimate roster spot.

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 15, 2022

That was pure filth from Jaylen.

— Dr. Justin Quinn (@justinquinnn) October 15, 2022

Horford checking back in with 8 minutes left within the fourth just isn’t what I expected to see.

— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) October 15, 2022

I’m totally superb if Marcus Smart subs out of this MEANINGLESS PRESEASON GAME

— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) October 15, 2022

Marcus Smart just hurt his left hip slipping on a wet spot. Playing at a hockey arena has been a disaster up to now.

— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 15, 2022

Absolutely critical we don’t find yourself playing additional time on this shallow swimming pool

— Ryan Bernardoni (@dangercart) October 15, 2022

Annndddd we’ve got one other preseason additional time game for Boston 😮‍💨

— Amina Smith (@aminajadeTV) October 15, 2022

Hauser is greater than only a jump shot. Not a TON more, but more.

— Ryan Bernardoni (@dangercart) October 15, 2022

That was a very nice pass by Hauser to seek out Grant within the corner on that break

— Jack Simone (@JackSimoneNBA) October 15, 2022

I never thought I’d say this, but

Noah Vonleh playing more probably was the move

— Dr. Justin Quinn (@justinquinnn) October 15, 2022

God bless Payton Pritchard for missing that.

— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 15, 2022

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