64 - 100 Final
  for this game

Celtics rout Raptors

Feb 2, 2012 - 5:38 AM Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce had 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists on Wednesday, as the Celtics cruised to a 100-64 win over the Raptors.

Ray Allen and Chris Wilcox both added 12 points while Avery Bradley and rookie JaJuan Johnson had 11 points apiece for the Celtics, who shot 52 percent, hit 12 three-pointers and handed out 30 assists. They continue to play well without the injured Rajon Rondo, winning six of their last seven games.

"We're just starting to play better and be more consistent at home," said Pierce. "When Rondo isn't in the game we've got to be more unselfish."

The Raptors, losers of two in a row and three of four, were paced by Jerryd Bayless' 14 points. Ed Davis added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Celtics were coming off a home-and-home split with the Cavaliers. They squandered a double-digit fourth-quarter lead in a loss on Sunday, before surviving a late Cleveland burst to win on Tuesday.

Wednesday's contest was considerably less dramatic. Boston never trailed and led by many as 40 late in the fourth.

Every Celtics starter scored in the opening quarter and Brandon Bass contributed a team-high eight points off the bench, leading to a 29-16 advantage. In the second, Allen buried a three, which barely grazed the net on its way through, then came up with a steal and fed Bradley for a layup and a 20-point lead.

"Boston came out, threw their haymaker, and we didn't respond," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "It was something that was disappointing."

It was 57-35 at the half and Allen struck again in the third, nailing a three to stretch the margin to 30. Pierce had 10 points in the quarter and watched with the rest of the starters as the Boston reserves put the game away in the fourth.

Johnson scored all 11 of his points in the final quarter on 5-of-5 shooting.

Game Notes

Rondo missed his eighth straight game with a wrist injury. He is out indefinitely...Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani is also out indefinitely with a left calf strain...The Celtics have won five straight over the Raptors.