Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Celtics End Losing Streak at 13 in Win over Raptors

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Celtics End Losing Streak at 13 in Win over Raptors

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Now, if the Boston Celtics could just play a few more games outside the United States . . .

The Celtics, led by Todd Day's 27 points, ended a club record-tying losing streak at 13 games Monday with a 107-103 win over the Raptors in Toronto. It was Boston's first win since Feb. 3, the last time the Celtics visited Toronto.

"I made a conscious effort not to let a loss happen to our ballclub," said Day, who had 16 points in the fourth quarter. "We get so much negative press, we want to start some kind of other streak. Now it's behind us. We can look forward." The win gave Boston a 12-46 record, one win better than the Vancouver Grizzlies, who have the NBA's worst record at 11-50. Antoine Walker chipped in with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Ce ltics, while Rick Fox had 13 points and 10 assists. Eric Williams added 20 points. In other NBA games, it was Chicago 108, Milwaukee 90; Utah 111, Golden State 104; and Sacramento 108 New Jersey 95. Day helped put the Celtics ahead 92-82 when he followed up a missed shot and made a reverse layup with 5:10 remaining. Carlos Rogers had 17 points, Walt Williams 16 and Damon Stoudamire 11 points and 17 assists for Toronto. If the Celtics finish with more than 53 losses, they would have the worst season in franchise history. In 1978-79, the Celtics were 29-53. "Looking at the rest if the season, you can obviously say one win does not cure all that's happened so far," Fox said. "Hopefully, it will put us on a winning streak. We've had our opportunities to win. We've just fallen short." Boston built a 14-point lead in the first half, but its advantage nearly got away in the fourth quarter. Toronto scored 10 straight points and closed to 96-94 when Rogers made a pair of layups inside. Day hit a 10-foot jumper and made a free throw with 39 seconds remaining to give Boston a 99-95 lead. Then Doug Christie's pass was intercepted by Walker, who hit two free throws with 32 seconds left and gave Boston the victory. Bulls 108, Bucks 90: Michael Jordan became the No. 7 scorer in NBA history, getting 31 points to lead Chicago. Jordan has 26,277 points - 19 more than San Antonio's Dominique Wilkins. …

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