It was Hayward’s highest scoring output after he suffered a gruesome injury last season.
Just a couple of days ago, the former Butler standout lay an egg when they visited the Spurs in San Antonio made sure this time around he should at least contribute in scoring.
Not only he logged his season-best, he also had five assists and a rebound.
The last time, the Celtics faced Minnesota, Hayward was also the best player as he logged his first 30-point output since he was sidelined due to the already mentioned injury.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was asked what did he prepared for Hayward for their game against Minnesota.
“I mean, to be honest, probably a lot of overreaction over shotmaking vs. not shotmaking,” he said. “At the end of the day, he wasn’t getting many different shots that he was getting in different games. He got a few more and they went down and then he really got into a rhythm in that game.”
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Boston played without Kyrie Irving who sat out due to a scratch in his eye. Likewise, Marcus Morris left the game in the second due to a sore neck.
Next game for Boston is against the Dallas Mavericks along with their rookie sensation Luka Doncic.