Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports – Scanpix

The Boston Celtics got a close win over the Toronto Raptors 113-111 (31-16, 26-43, 28-27, 28-25) and secured their second NBA preseason victory in a row.

Juancho Hernangomez drew a foul and came to the free-throw line at the decisive moment. He hit both free shots from the charity stripe and sealed the victory for the Boston Celtics.

Jayson Tatum was a top performer for the Celtics, posting an all-around performance with 20 points (3/5 2PT, 3/10 3PT, 5/6 FT), 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 steal.

Al Horford added 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Newcomer Juancho Hernangomez contributed to the W with 7 points and 3 rebounds.

Jaylen Brown and Dennis Schroder did not participate in the duel.

For the losing side, Fred VanVleet led the route, accumulating 22 points (2/7 2PT, 6/8 3PT), 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.

OG Anunoby followed VanVleet's leadership, scoring 17 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.

Svi Mykhailiuk added 14 points, while Goran Dragic had 6.

Khem Birch, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam, Ish Wainright, and Yuta Watanabe did not play in the match.

Celtics: Jayson Tatum 20 (9 REB, 7 AST), Al Horford 17, Romeo Langford 13, Grant Williams 12, Payton Pritchard (5 AST), Marcus Smart 9 (7 AST).

Raptors: Fred VanVleet 22 (5 AST), OG Anunoby 17 (5 REB), Gary Trent 14, Precious Achiuwa 13 (13 REB), Svi Mykhailiuk 14 (4 REB), Scottie Barnes 9 (5 REB, 8 AST).

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