Boston Celtics: Boston Celtics: 3 keys to victory for short-handed C’s over Toronto

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Another night, another Boston Celtics victory.

Facing off against the league’s highest-scoring team, the Celtics controlled Sunday’s game from the jump. Minnesota was still able to score 112 points, but the C’s 134 point total was too much for Karl-Anthony Towns and co. to overcome.

For Boston, they will be back in action Monday night as they travel north to Toronto to square off against the Raptors.

Toronto enters Monday with a very formidable record of 42-32 and place sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.

After Sunday’s win, the Celtics have climbed into the number one seed in the east.

Allow me to say that again: the Boston Celtics are in first place in the Eastern Conference.

After an 18-21 start, who would’ve thought the C’s would be here in March?

Boston is now 22-3 over their last 25 games and has won six in a row. The shamrocks are also an astonishing 11-1 in the lucky month of March.

Sunday’s win did come at a cost for Boston, however, as star big man Robert Williams III sprained his knee during the third quarter. Time Lord has been ruled out for Monday’s battle in Canada and will not travel with the team.

According to reports, Al Horford will also not travel to Toronto due to “personal reasons” and will miss his second straight game.

Jayson Tatum is also dealing with knee soreness and there is a chance he could miss the second night of this back to back.

So with no Rob Williams, probably no Al Horford, and possibly no Jayson Tatum, how do the C’s pull off a win?

Well, here are 3 things they need to do to keep the streak alive: