You don't build up the kind of Hall of Fame credentials that Kevin Garnett has without dominating a game or two along the way. Even at 36, KG still has it in him to be the best player on the floor -- even if he's the oldest. The Toronto Raptors found that out on Wednesday night as Garnett carried the Celtics to a 99-95 win. It was his 12-foot fadeaway jumper with less than a minute to play that put the Celtics ahead 96-91 in what eventually turned out to be the game-winning basket. But the Raptors weren't done. After cutting Boston's lead to three points, Toronto forced Paul Pierce into a tough off-balance shot that rimmed out. In the scramble for the rebound, it eventually sailed out of bounds off of Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan with 18 seconds to play. From there, Toronto intentionally fouled Jeff Green who made the second free throw with 17.6 seconds to play that gave the C's a 97-93 lead. Rudy Gay had two shots around the basket -- both misses -- with the loose ball eventually being rebounded by Courtney Lee who was immediately fouled with 9.8 seconds to play. Lee made both free throws to finally put the game away. Boston (25-23) has now five straight, with Wednesday's victory being their first away from the TD Garden.
Garnett carries Celtics to 99-95 win over Raptors
NBC Sports Boston | Feb 7