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Celtics top Raptors 88-83, end 9-game skid

Celtics guard Avery Bradley is fouled by Raptors forward Chuck Hayes. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Celtics guard Avery Bradley is fouled by Raptors forward Chuck Hayes. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON (AP) - Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points and the Boston Celtics held on to snap a nine-game losing streak with an 88-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 as the Celtics nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead.

Sullinger's 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnett's first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt - along with Paul Pierce - to Brooklyn during the offseason.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 with 12 assists for Toronto, which lost for just the third time in 11 games.

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  • Boston missed 13 of its first 15 shots in the opening eight minutes of the fourth. Toronto had the deficit down to 81-78, but DeRozan lost the ball on a drive with about 40 seconds left.

    KEN POWTAK The Associated Press
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