Celtics rookie Lester Hudson scored a game-high 25 points in his NBDL debut as the Maine Red Claws defeated the Erie BayHawks, 81-77, on Wednesday night.
Hudson, who was assigned to the NBA Development League on Tuesday, premiered with an impressive stat line: 8-19 FG, 4-9 3PG, 5-6 FT, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block. He had previously scored a total of 11 points in 13 games with the Cs. Hudson was assisted by fellow Celtic Bill Walker. The forward scored 16 points off of 7-for-18 shooting and grabbed six boards. Walker entered the game leading the Red Claws in scoring and rebounding.
Just as the Celtics are riding a winning streak, the Red Claws have won their last six games.
Nice to know that the youngsters are making the best of their time in the minors. Of course you could say that they should be dominating a level down, but it is always nice to hear that they are taking their opportunity seriously and putting in the work and effort it takes to make themselves better and get good experience up in Maine.
By the way, this seems like a good place to remind everyone that we created a forum in the message boards specifically for the Red Claws and D-League discussion. Check it out.
In other news...
Ainge confirmed the possibility of forward Glen Davis (broken right hand) joining the team for a Dec. 25-30 road trip. "He’s working on getting the strength back in his hand and staying in shape,’’ Ainge said of Davis. "He will probably go on the trip, unless we think he can get better working at home.’’ . . . Ainge said no timetable has been set on the return of Marquis Daniels (left thumb ligament). "His hand is still heavily bandaged,’’ Ainge said
Also, Steve Bulpett takes another look at the 72 win record. (make it stop!)