Rozier yielded four points (2-14 FG, 0-10 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one steal over 36 minutes in Sunday's 87-79 ECF Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers. Ugh, that is not how Scary Terry wanted to end his impressive playoff run. Many Celtics struggled during this Game 7 loss. Youngsters Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart shot a combined 8-for-42. Rozier's night was summed up by his second half breakaway dunk attempt that LeBron James demonstrably rejected. Still, Rozier can hold his head up high, having performed well beyond expectations after Boston lost Kyrie Irving (knee) for the season. In the 48 regular season and playoff games that Rozier started, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.3 boards, 4.9 assists and 2.6 made threes over 33 minutes per game. Rozier will return next season to fulfill the last year of his rookie contract.
Rozier had 28 points (10-16 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to Cleveland. Rozier was hot on his way to a team-high 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting. The Celtics shot very well as a team (51.4 percent) but were unable to overcome LeBron James and the series will now head back to Cleveland for a Game Seven. Rozier did roll his ankle during the game and appeared to be in some pain but played through the injury. It is very unlikely he will miss the next game but he will certainly be monitored over the next 48 hours.
Rozier delivered eight points (3-15 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, six assists and three steals across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 96-83 ECF Game 5 win over the Cavaliers. Rozier suffered another rough shooting night, but was a major part of Boston's successful defensive effort, helping limit the Cavs to only 83 points. Rozier's three steals stand out, but it was his ability to avoid being isolated on LeBron James that highlighted an improved Celtic approach on defense. The third year point guard is shooting a lowly 37 percent during the Eastern Conference Finals, yet Boston has a 3-2 lead. The Celtics will look to wrap up the series Friday night in Cleveland.
Rozier finished with 16 points (6-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals in 39 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to the Cavaliers. Rozier handed out a career-high 11 assists in Monday's loss, to go along with 16 points and three steals. This was a nice performance by Rozier but it was not enough as the Celtics fell on the road once again and now head home with the series tied at 2-2. They are certainly a different team in the Garden and they are going to need to keep up that trend if they hope to move beyond Wednesday with a series lead.
Rozier contributed 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 116-86 loss to the Cavaliers. Rozier once again struggled on the road as the Celtics were outplayed from the opening tip, eventually succumbing to a 30 points hammering. Rozier has been electric on his home court but road games have been a different story. He will look to find some form on Monday as they try to go up 3-1 in the series before heading home to Boston for Game Five.
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