The Boston Celtics put together a massive fourth-quarter comeback on Wednesday night to beat the Toronto Raptors, 99-95.
Boston led by five at halftime, but with Kyle Lowry, Rudy Gay and Amir Johnson at the helm, the Raptors responded with a dominant 34-19 third quarter to take the 10-point lead. The Celtics came right back, however, with a 30-16 fourth quarter to escape with the win.
The back-and-forth nature of the game represented the Celtics' hot-and-cold nature of the past month.
They began January with four straight losses, then won six straight, then lost six straight and are now back on a five-game winning streak to push their record back to 25-23.
Toronto, meanwhile, falls to 17-32 with the disappointing home defeat.
For a complete look at the full box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: Kevin Garnett
The Celtics had six players score in double figures, and Paul Pierce put together a 12-point, 11-rebound, six-assist all-around line, but you have to go with Garnett here.
It was vintage KG on Wednesday night, as the big man dropped 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds for the impressive double-double.
Moreover, he scored 11 points in the all-important fourth quarter for the C's.
Up Next for Boston
The Celtics will try to extend their winning streak when they head home to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Up Next for Toronto
The Raptors will take to the road to meet up with the surging Indiana Pacers on Friday.