It was a career night for Semi Ojeleye. His career-best 22 points helped a depleted Celtics team win in Cleveland on the back end of a back-to-back. Without Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward, Semi lead a bench mob of first and second year players in a nice bounce back performance after Tuesday’s debacle against the Nets. And it what’s become customary for Boston, his teammates celebrated his big game with a post-game interview shower:
After scoring twelve points in the second quarter and helping build a 13-point lead, it was questionable that Ojeleye would return to the floor after getting kneed in the groin and prematurely heading back to the locker room before halftime.
Semi hits a clutch three late in the 4th— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 5, 2020
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Thankfully, he returned for the second half and made several clutch plays down the stretch including that big 3 to close out the Cavaliers.