Also known as “Uncle Drew”, Kyrie Irving avenge their preseason opening loss against the Charlotte Hornerts, 115-112.
Irving dropped 20 points while shooting .500 from the field (7-of-14) while his backup guard Terry Rozier added 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
One of the leading candidates for the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year, Jayson Tatum notched 16 points where nine of those markers came from the three-point territory.
Celtics big-man forward who prove that can play as stretch-four made four treys and added 12 points for his team. Jaylen Brown chipped in with 11 points.
Gordon Hayward on the other hand continue to search his old self. The 6’8 forward from Butler was terrible terrible in the field as he registered 1-of-7 and only to score four points in 21 minutes of basketball action.
To compensate his bad night performance, Hayward shown hustle especially on the defensive end. Hayward did a successful chase-down block against the layup of Jeremy Lamb.
Celtics starting center Al Horford was not on his playing uniform due to a right wrist sprain. Horford is expected to be available on their next game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
For the second straight time, rookie Miles Bridges had another stellar performance. The 12th pick of the 2018 NBA draft finished the game wit 23 points.
Third year center Willy Hernangomez got 14 points while Kemba Walker added 10 markers.