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Thomas out again as Celtics host Raptors

BOSTON -- The Toronto Raptors face the always dreaded back-to-back when they visit the Boston Celtics Friday night.

But while the Raptors, who won at home Thursday night, and their potent backcourt combo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have to face two games in two nights, they won't have to face Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.

Boston's Little Big Man, averaging 26 points and 6.2 assists per game, will miss his second straight game with a groin strain. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday and will accompany the team on a coming two-game trip but it is not known when he might play.

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas26.0
Rebounds: Avery Bradley7.8
Assists: Isaiah Thomas6.2
FG%: Avery Bradley47.2%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.21
Blocks: Al Horford2.58
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.2 (14)
Rebounds: 45.9 (24)
Assists: 22.1 (18)
FG%: 44.0% (8)
FT%: 76.8% (16)
3P%: 34.2% (10)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.3 (11)
Rebounds: 42.3 (25)
Assists: 24.7 (2)
FG%: 45.1% (15)
FT%: 79.3% (5)
3P%: 35.6% (11)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 15 7 .682 --
Boston 13 9 .591 2.0
New York 12 10 .545 3.0
Brooklyn 6 15 .286 8.5
Philadelphia 5 18 .217 10.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/1/2016 Terry Rozier Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
11/1/2016 Marcus Smart Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
10/24/2016 R.J. Hunter Waived
10/24/2016 Damion Lee Waived
10/24/2016 Jalen Jones Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/6/2016 Isaiah Thomas Sore groin
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