How C’s Fared In All-Star Game
With the NBA's All-Star weekend firmly in the rear-view mirror, let's take a look at how the members of the Boston Celtics, who represented the team, fared.
First, on Friday night, rookie Jayson Tatum and second year standout Jaylen Brown played in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Brown took center stage, on the night, scoring a game-high 35 points and adding 10 rebounds for Team USA, in the international game. Brown's play was so dominant that he smashed Boston's previous scoring record for the game, which had been 20 points scored by Antoine Walker back in 1997.
Tatum also suited up for Team USA, who got beaten by Team World 155-124, and added 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals off the bench.
On Sunday, the team also had two representatives for the league's All-Star game; point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Al Horford.
Irving started for Team Lebron, which knocked off Horford's Team Stephen 148-145. The first year Celtic scored 13 points and snagged seven rebounds, while dishing out nine assists on the night.
Horford, who also participated in Saturday night's Skills Competition but was bounced quickly after a first round loss to Philadelphia's Joel Embiid, came off the bench for Team Stephen. The big man scored six points, grabbed five rebounds and had two assists on the evening.
All in all, it was a well represented weekend for the Celtics.