SACRAMENTO, CA – Gordon Hayward spoke to the media on Wednesday night following the Boston Celtics 111-109 over the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center.
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Hayward revealed his thought process throughout the seconds leading up to his game-winning field goal following the Celtics’ 111-109 win.
“Had to get it up the length of the court, I was able to finish the play off,” Hayward explained. “But (it) was really just making a play.
“Everyone was kind of tight on their man there so it was sort of just like 1-on-1 and the lane kind of cleared out and I was able to make the move going left. I really just took what the defense gave me, if somebody would have came and helped, I would have kicked it to them.”
Draining a game-winning shot on the second night of a back-to-back is one thing but doing it after scoring 30 points on the champion Warriors is an impressive feat — it’s certainly an important milestone for Hayward, who explained what Wednesday night’s game meant to his season.
“It builds a little bit of confidence, try to keep the good games rolling. Be more consistent,” Hayward said. “I felt like tonight wasn’t my best night, shooting-wise but I tried to do some other things. They were a tough team and I think the fact that they push the ball so fast up the court was even harder on us coming from a back-to-back so I’m proud of us that we gutted it out.”