TORONTO (AP) -- After an emotional few days, the Boston Celtics got back to basketball Wednesday night. Next up will be preparing for the playoffs.

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Celtics, 114-90, to finish their season with five straight wins.

Wearing a black stripe on their jerseys, the Celtics played for the first time since Monday's bomb attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Players from both teams gathered at midcourt before tip-off to observe a moment of silence.

Neil Diamond's classic hit "Sweet Caroline," long associated with Boston's beloved Red Sox, played as the Celtics' starters were introduced, and a message on stadium scoreboards read, "Tonight we are all Boston fans." In the stands opposite the Toronto bench, three female fans held up a sign that read, "Send Boston Love."

"I thought it was sensational," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I thought it was really neat. I wish the fans had known the lyrics to 'Sweet Caroline' a little bit better. Other than that, it was terrific."

Celtics forward Jeff Green said he was touched by the tribute.

"It was lovely," Green said. "The city of Boston has been through so much in the past 72 hours so I think it was great to see Toronto show respect. I think the whole city appreciated it. They're dealing with a lot right now."

The Celtics had not played since Saturday night at Orlando and their game Tuesday night at home against Indiana was canceled.


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