Boston Celtics defeat Toronto Raptors, 115-109

A Jumbotron interview in the fourth quarter revealed John Smoltz's intentions to be a Red Sox starter next season.

But the Celtics' 115-109 overtime win over Toronto at TD Banknorth Garden last night was a game for them to display their own version of closers - Kevin Garnett's defending and rebounding, plus the accuracy of Paul Pierce (39 points) - as they set a team record for overtime offense in outscoring the Raptors, 22-16.

The Celtics had hoped to limit the playing...