Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Celtics on Roll, Winning 12th Straight

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Celtics on Roll, Winning 12th Straight

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Al Horford had 21 points in his return from a two-game absence for a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat the visiting Toronto Raptors 95-94 on Sunday for their 12th straight victory.

Boston (12-2) was playing without Kyrie Irving after he took an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes on Friday night against Charlotte. Irving has a minor facial fracture but has not been diagnosed with a concussion as initially feared.

Jaylen Brown added 18 points, and Terry Rozier helped fill in for Irving with 16 points off the bench. Boston shot just 40.2 percent from the field.

Pistons rookie makes the difference * Detroit Pistons rookie Luke Kennard took advantage of his opportunity to play clutch minutes for coach Stan Van Gundy.

Kennard finished with 14 points off the bench, shooting six of 11 from the field, including two of five from 3-point range, helping the Pistons to a 112-103 victory over the Miami Heat. …

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