Hayward produced 10 points (2-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, and five assists in 33 minutes during Friday's 123-116 Game 3 loss to the Bucks. Hayward provided a fairly well-rounded stat line while earning more minutes than all but three of his teammates (Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Kyrie Irving). Hayward has now reached double figures in scoring in three of the last four games (and five of seven during this playoff run). Moreover, he bounced back from a disastrous performance in Tuesday's Game 2 (five points on one-of-five from the field) and has seen at least 30 minutes in six of the first seven postseason matchups.
Hayward finished with five points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three assists over 31 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Tuesday. Although he continues to get solid minutes off the bench, Hayward has been highly forgettable with his opportunities for Boston this postseason. Returning from a devastating leg injury suffered in 2017, Hayward just hasn't looked himself for most of this season. He's averaging 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists through six playoff appearances in 2019.
Hayward delivered 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in Sunday's convincing 112-90 Game 1 road win over the Bucks. Hayward once again delivered an efficient scoring boost off the bench for the C's. The veteran forward is now averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 boards and 2.4 dimes during 31 minutes per game through five playoff contests. Expect him to continue with his Manu Ginobili role, despite injuries to Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes, as Boston faces the Bucks Tuesday for Game 2.
Hayward finished with 20 points (7-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 victory over the Pacers. Hayward dropped a team-high 20 points Sunday as the Celtics closed out a four-game sweep of the Pacers. Hayward had his best game of the playoffs and is certainly trending in the right direction. His recovery from injury has been a long and drawn out process but perhaps he is beginning to turn the corner. If he manages to build on this effort, it certainly increases the Celtics' chances of making even more noise in the playoffs.
Hayward contributed 13 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and five rebounds in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Pacers. Hayward was one of three Celtics to reach double-figures scoring in Wednesday's Game 2 win. Hayward appeared to have found his rhythm towards the end of the regular season and has translated the momentum into two solid playoff performances. While he's averaging just 11.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the first two games, he's played an average of 29.0 minutes of the bench, good for third best on the team for Round 1.
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