Celtics Bench Has Everything Under Control

David O'BrienCorrespondent IJanuary 2, 2010

 The Celtics Topped the Raptors Saturday night with three of their starters out due to injuries.

With Rondo(Hamstring), Pierce(Right Knee) and Garnett(Right Knee) out the Bench has to step it up.

Ray Allen scored 23 points & Rasheed Wallace scored 16 points.

Tony Allen added 14 pts seven assists and five rebounds. Glen Davis had 15 points and Kendrick Perkins put up 14 points and 10 rebounds for a 103-96 Celt's win.

Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 25 points and nine rebounds. Andrea Bargnani had 21 points and Jarrect Jack had 14 points and seven assists.

The Celtics held a steady lead throughout. The Raptors closed the gap of a nine point Celtics lead 29-27. At half the Celts lead 58-48. They went into the 4th Q leading 78-67.

Celtics ended a 3 game losing streak.

Coach Doc Rivers said heading into Saturday's game that F Kevin Garnett could be out for about 10 days with a hyper extended knee. Paul Pierce, however is improving as well is Rondo.

Doc Rivers:"Rondo and Paul would be first in line, I think Rondo will play in the Miami game.

The Celtics play their next 3 on the Road. First on Wednesday against the Miami Heat(16-15) then Friday against the Atlanta Hawks(21-11) and finally on Sunday against the Raptors(16-18).

The Celtics still hold a nine game first place lead in the Atlantic Div.