Preseason opener against Hornets Saturday
The Boston Celtics opened their preseason on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 92-89 loss at the Mullins Center. The team was led by PG Terry Rozier with 22 points while SG Brandon Paul led the Sixers with 15 points.
Another key element was the new 3-point shot from Jae Crowder who worked all summer to improve his outside shot and went 3-6 against the Sixers.
“Of course with Isaiah (Thomas) who’s going to draw a lot of attention and Al’s going to draw a lot of attention, I should have a lot of shots on the court where it’s just me stepping into a shot and making it,” Crowder said at practice last week. “So I’m just trying to work on those shots. And of course like I said, I just feel more comfortable off the dribble, making a shot, making a pull-up, or if it be just coming off the pick, stepping back and shooting a three.”
The Celtics take on the Charlotte Hornets on the road Thursday night and again on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Connecticut. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics!
The Boston Celtics won their fourth preseason game with a 111-105 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics were led by rookie Terry Rozier who had 16 points and six assists. Evan Turner also put up fantastic numbers in limited time. Turner had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes.
The next game for the Celtics is this Thursday, a home game against the New York Knicks. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics in The Garden.
The Boston Celtics had a busy draft night and opted to keep their four draft picks instead of trading up to a top 10 player although GM Danny Ainge did attempt to.
“We tried hard to trade up,” Ainge said at Boston’s Seaport Hotel on Thursday night.
But when a trade was not to be had, Ainge fell back on Red Auerbach’s famous quote, “sometimes the best trade is the one you don’t make.”
The Celtics selected Guards Terry Rozier (16th overall pick), RJ Hunter (28th overall pick), and Marcus Thornton (45th overall pick) along with Forward Jordan Mickey (28th overall pick).
Rest assured, the Celtics are not done tinkering with the roster.
“You know, our roster isn’t complete,” said Ainge. “What you see today is not what you’ll see tomorrow or next month. We’re a team that’s building for a championship, and we’ll continue to do that by trying to find the best players we can.”