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Video: Celtics’ Jayson Tatum sends flying knee to Kyle Lowry’s face

Kyle Lowry, Jayson Tatum

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Boston Celtics Friday night in overtime and Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry got kneed in the face by Celtics second-year small forward Jayson Tatum.

Lowry is from Philadelphia and sort of built like a running back. However, no strength or muscle can prepare you to get hit in the face.

The Celtics won in overtime by a final score of 123-116. Boston is now 9-6 on the season, while the Raptors fall to 12-4.

Kyle Lowry got kneed in the face during the third quarter. The All-Star point guard stayed in, though, and finished with 14 points. He only shot 3-of-12 from the field and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Maybe his head was still ringing from the hit.

Jayson Tatum scored 21 points for the Celtics while shooting an efficient 8-of-13 from the floor, 2-of-4 from the 3-point line and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Tatum also grabbed seven rebounds.

The Celtics are 5-1 at home, but have struggled on the road in this young season. But then, there’s still a lot of basketball games left to be played. The Raptors still have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they have now lost three games in a row.