Also, all of you post-game pressers and game report are below.
Was Greg Monroe auditioning to be the back-up point guard?
“He had his opportunity to do that the last few games. So, you know, he actually did play some point for us in each of the last two games before this. But we knew they were going to blitz pick-and-rolls; they have, they’ve been pretty successful at taking the ball out of guards’ hands and I thought our guards did a good job of getting it to the bigs, and then it’s the bigs’ responsibility to make the play. I thought Greg was really good in the seams. That’s one of the things he does best, is pass the ball.”
Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting (7-10 3-PT), marking the most points scored by a Celtics player 21-years-old or younger since Gerald Green scored 33 points on April 10, 2007.
First Celtics center to log triple-double since Robert Parish in 1987:
“When you mention it in the same breath, up there, that caliber it’s an honor. What he did as a player is unbelievable and one of the greatest players to ever play this game, obviously one of the greatest Celtics ever. Tonight it was just about making reads, making right plays, and finding my teammates. A lot of guys made great shots, tough shots and it was a fun game and we came out with a win.”
Two standing ovations in your debut, how did that make you feel?
“It felt great. Boston has some great fans out there and I definitely thank them for standing up and coming out.”
Do you know how many minutes you played tonight?
“No I don’t, but you try to stay ready. I saw that a couple guys were sitting down so I was just hoping I got an opportunity and just thankful for the minutes I got.”