Nick Nurse, Brad Stevens
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, right, reacts beside Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens during the first half on an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brad Stevens had nothing but good words to say about the Toronto Raptors, despite their slow start to the season.

Stevens, the head coach of the Boston Celtics, called the Raptors ‘a well coached team and winning organization’.

“I got a kick out of everybody talking about Toronto’s downfall eight games into the season. That wasn’t going to last – they are too good, they are too well coached, they have got too good of an environment. They are a winning organization,” Stevens said, via The Score.

Stevens and the Celtics rallied past the Raptors at home on Thursday (106-120). Boston improved to 13-11 in the standings, whereas Toronto dropped to 12-14.