The Bucks added George Hill in December for his veteran leadership, and that decision paid big dividends Friday, as Hill had 21 points off the bench to help Milwaukee to a 123-116 win over the Celtics.
After committing a costly foul that allowed the Kings to tie the score, Gordon Hayward drove the length of the court and hit the game winner, lifting the Celtics to a 111-109 win over the Kings.
As Gordon Hayward goes, so go the Celtics — a trend that was exemplified Tuesday night in a 128-95 rout of the Warriors led by Hayward’s 30 points off the bench.
A December team meeting allowed members of the Boston Celtics to address issues that needed to be dealt with, Kyrie Irving said Wednesday. The Celtics have won seven of nine since the meeting.
Gordon Hayward not only put up an impressive stat line — a season-high 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting — but also checked off an important box in his attempt to return to his pre-injury level of play.
Despite a week in which his rocky relationship with his 2008 title-winning Celtics team was put on display, Ray Allen praised his teammates and coaches in his induction speech Friday night at the Hall of Fame.
LeBron James’ sixth 40-point game of the postseason helped Cleveland hold off Boston’s second-half push to tie the Eastern Conference finals.
Since notching a triple-double in his first career start, third-year guard Terry Rozier has provided the depleted Celtics with a much-needed boost.