Celtics Blown Out in Home Opener, Udoka Says Raptors ‘Punked Us’

Ime Udoka on Celtics Loss

The Boston Celtics were blown out 115-83 by the Toronto Raptors in their home opener.

“That’s as ugly as it can get,” Celtics’ head coach Ime Udoka said after the game, via NBA.com.

“One thing I can’t stand as a coach is to get punked out there – and I felt that they [the Raptors] basically came out and punked us.”

The Celtics’ were out-rebounded 60 to 42, out-assisted 22 to 19, and beaten on the turnover front 11 to 25.

“I was just happy to get back out there with the group in front of our home crowd here tonight,” recently returned Celtics’ big man Al Horford said.

“I’ll have to continue to get to where I need to be as far as my wind and all that stuff. But I felt fine. Was definitely a little tired at times there, but it was just good to be back playing with the group.”

Rookie Scottie Barnes led the way for the Raptors with 25 points and 13 rebounds on 11-17 shooting from the field.

The Celtics will look to get their first win of the season on Sunday at 7PM EST in a matchup against the Houston Rockets.

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