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    BOSTON -- Not too many teams have been able to outshoot the Raptors this season. Authentic Cheap Jerseys . The Celtics were the latest to try and fail.Kyle Lowry scored 21 of his season-high 34 points in the second half to help Toronto hold on for a 101-94 victory over Boston on Friday night.Toronto erased an eight-point halftime deficit and led by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter. The Celtics pulled within four in the final minute, but Al Horford fouled Lowry on a 3-point attempt with 30 seconds to play. Lowry made all three free throws to help close out the victory.DeMar DeRozan added 24 points, and Norman Powell had 20. The Raptors have won eight of their last nine.I dont think weve had a tough game in that sense of having to come back and fight, Lowry said. But weve done it before so I think our team is equipped to handle the pressure situations thats going on. We just kept going at it.Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas sat out his second straight game with a strained right groin. Marcus Smart started in his place, but struggled to keep up with Lowry down the stretch.Horford and Avery Bradley each had 19 points to lead Boston.Boston had nine 3-pointers in the first half and used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to take a 14-point lead. The Raptors crawled out of that hole with 21-3 run in the third. Lowry had 14 points in the quarter.The Celtics kept firing 3s in the second half, but cooled off and finished 17 for 42 for the game.They just werent falling tonight, Bradley said. We got some really good looks in the second half. We just werent making shots.DeRozan said the Raptors defense in the third quarter, limiting Boston to just five field goals while forcing five turnovers, is something to build on.It shows a lot about how resilient we are, he said. No matter if things arent going well for us, we can always play extremely hard defensively and try to figure out a way to win.TIP-INSRaptors: Powell started in place of DeMarre Carroll, who was given the night off to rest and was not with the team. F Bruno Caboclo (sore right knee) also did not travel.Celtics: Tied a franchise high with 17 made 3-pointers. ... Shot just 12 of 42 from the field in the second half. ... Were outscored 33-18 in the third quarter.MAKING PROGRESSThe closest Thomas came to basketball Friday was matching up against some kids in a pregame video game challenge on NBA 2K, which was played on the TD Garden jumbotron. He said that hes making progress in rehabbing from his groin strain and is hoping to return Wednesday when the Celtics play at San Antonio.Its getting better. It hasnt gotten any worse, Thomas said. Today I feel a lot better than I have since Ive gotten the injury. So well see.MINUTES WATCHAs much production as the Raptors have gotten out of Lowry this season, coach Dwane Casey said the coaching staff is mindful of the number of minutes hes playing. Lowry entered the night averaging 37.4 minutes per game, which was second in the NBA behind only New Orleans Anthony Davis (38.1). He played 36 minutes Friday.Its a big concern, Casey said. We watch it. We try to keep it down as much as we can. But at the same time were trying to win games. Because if we dont win as many games as we did last year worried about resting players, then we dont get home court advantage last year.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Milwaukee on Monday night.Celtics: Begin a two-game trip at Oklahoma City on Sunday night.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at Wholesale NFL Jerseys . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Cheap Jerseys From China . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed.Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be circulated on social media, prompting his apology Monday.Five police officers were killed in a sniper attack in Dallas last Thursday night at a protest over the two deaths. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded.Last week was an emotional and difficult week as we saw extreme acts of violence against black men across our country as well as against police officers in Dallas, Crowell said in a statement distributed by the Browns.I posted an image to Instagram in the midst of that emotion that I shouldnt have and immediately removed it. It was an extremely poor decision and I apologize for that mistake and for offending ppeople. NFL Jerseys Discount. . My values and beliefs do not match that image. I am outraged and upset by the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile along with so many others. I am also outraged and saddened by the attacks in Dallas and the deaths of the 5 honorable police officers (Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa) who were providing protection while trying to keep peace. We have to be better as a society, its not about color, its about whats right and wrong. I was very wrong in posting that image. Every single life matters, every death as a result of violence should be treated with equal outrage and penalty.Crowell had 706 yards rushing and four touchdowns for Cleveland last year. 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