*Early this season (November 17, 2012), the Celtics beat the Raptors, 107-89.
–The Raptors are 1-23 this season when allowing at least 100 points (16-8 otherwise).
–Andrea Bargnani had a game-worst -22 in that game.
*Surprisingly, the Raptors are 4-17 when Andrea Bargnani has played this season.
–They are 13-14 without him in 2012-13.
*Paul Pierce is 7-3 in career meetings vs. Rudy Gay.
–In 35 minutes per game, Pierce has scored 18.9 points, 48% from the field, 44% from three-point and 2.7 turnovers per game.
–In 38 minutes per game, Gay has scored 19.6 points, 44% from the field, 28% from three-point and 1.7 turnovers per game.
*In just two games in Toronto, Gay already has attempted 39 field goals and scored 49 points, both team-highs.
*DeMar DeRozan has been 15-for-15 from the free throw line since Gay has started playing for the Raptors.
*Coming into Wednesday, Pierce has recorded at least 5 rebounds in 10 consecutive games for only the 2nd time since 2007-08.
–The only Celtic with a longer streak this season of at least 5 rebounds: Jared Sullinger (13 games).
–The last time Pierce has had more than 10 games in a row with at least 5 rebounds: November/December 2005 (16 straight games).
*On Sunday, 3 Celtics came off the bench to score at least 12 points for the 5th time since New Year’s Day.
–Via Elias: In the previous 4 calendar years (2009-12), that happened only once (January 12, 2011 vs. Sacramento).
*Jason Terry has scored at least 12 points in each of his last 5 games.
–This is his longest streak of scoring double-digit points this season.
*The Celtics have attempted fewer 3-pointers than their opponents in 6 consecutive games, their longest streak since March 2011.
–The Celtics are 19-13 when attempting fewer 3’s this season.
–They are 5-10 when attempting more 3’s.
*The Celtics are 2-0 this season when using the starting lineup of Courtney Lee, Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett.
–They have used it their last two games.
*The Celtics 2-5 this season on 2 days rest.
–5-6 on 0 days.
–13-11 on 1 day.
–4-0 on 3+ days (not including opening night against Miami).
*Recent Meetings: Celtics vs. Raptors
–Boston is 17-4 since 2007-08 against Toronto.
–The Celtics’ 81% winning percentage against the Raptors coming into tonight is their 2nd best among teams that they have faced at least 12 times since 2007-08 (1st: Nets 18-4 [82%]).
–Kevin Garnett is 33 points away from 25,000 for his career–
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
7. Reggie Lewis 417
T-8. Cedric Maxwell 378
T-8. Kevin Garnett 378 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 8th place)
–All-Time NBA Regular Season Games Played–
11. Buck Williams 1,307
12. Elvin Hayes 1,303
13. Kevin Garnett 1,302 (Garnett need 1 to tie Hayes for 12th place)
–All-Time NBA Steals–
16. Magic Johnson 1,724
T-17. Ron Harper 1,716
T-17. Kevin Garnett 1,716 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 17th place)