Back to back games for the Boston Celtics as they continue moving forward, hosting Friday night’s game, tip off at 7:30 against the Indiana Pacers.
Returning home from an exhilarating win in overtime against the Washington Wizards on Thursday night (110-104), the C’s fifth win in the last six games, Kyrie Irving contributed a total of 28 points, scoring 12 of his team’s last 17 points against the Wizards. The Celtics caught a glimpse of what their newest addition to the team, Greg Monroe, will be able to bring to the table as he finished with five points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in his Celtics debut.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talked about Monroe’s debut and how impressed he was with his performance in Thursday’s game, considering his arrival was so sudden.
“I thought he did a really good job,” said Stevens, “you know we’ll continue to get more used to playing with him.” Stevens also said the Celtics will be in “experimentation mode” for awhile.
Meanwhile the Pacers, who haven’t played a game since Monday due to a postponed game on Wednesday, have won 11 of their last 17 games, lifting their team record 30-25.