Scarcely used reserves like Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards played key minutes late in the game, where we saw them nearly pull off a 17 point comeback against one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference on their home floor.
While some would argue that there aren’t many takeaways from a game like this, we at HH went about and pinpointed three things as the C’s head into the play-in tournament, and even into the offseason:
Boston Celtics takeaway No. 1) Tremont Waters can be a legitimate factor
For the better part of his first two years in the association, Tremont Waters has rarely been used, and many wound up losing faith in him ever becoming a contributing factor for the Boston Celtics in the future.
Tremont Waters had a plus-minus rating of 20 for the game. Payton Pritchard, on the other hand, struggled mightily, especially defensively, and only managed to convert on two of his ten attempts from the field and had a team-worst plus-minus rating of -24.
I am by no means saying that Payton Pritchard needs to lose his spot in the rotation to Tremont Waters based on this single game.