In a tightly contested battle, Jaylen Brown’s remarkable return from injury proved crucial as the Boston Celtics (25-6) narrowly edged past the Toronto Raptors (12-19) with a 120-118 victory on Friday night. Brown showcased his offensive prowess with 31 points.

Derrick White contributed 21 points, and Kornet added 20 for the Celtics, who were without key players like Jayson Tatum, Kristaps Porzingis, and Al Horford.

In a game where Boston led by 15 at halftime and had a double-digit lead entering the fourth quarter, the Raptors, led by Barnes and Siakam, mounted a comeback to take a brief lead.

With this victory, Boston extended its winning streak to five games and secured its tenth win in the last 11 attempts.