Toronto Raptors


BOSTON — When you see highlights of your favorite NBA team, wing players tend to dominate your viewing pleasure.


The Celtics will open their eight-game exhibition schedule on Monday, October 6, at TD Garden against the Sixers and close it against the Nets at the Garden on Wednesday, October 22.


It was a fitting image to see the Brooklyn Nets advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals to face Miami with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce literally having a big hand in it happening.


Paul Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry's shot from the lane on the final play and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7. They advance to face the Miami Heat.


BOSTON — It was a sight you would never see in Boston: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce on the bench during a close, down-to-the-wire playoff game.