Rozier will start at point guard Monday against the Nets, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports. Rozier gets the nod at point guard with Kyrie Irving (quadriceps) out of the picture due to injury. Rozier should be in for a big uptick in minutes and draws a favorable matchup in Brooklyn.
Rozier recorded 16 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, five steals, three rebounds, and one block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 115-102 win over the Timberwolves. Rozier matched his career high in steals while dishing out five dimes and posting at least 15 points and one block for the second straight game. Starting in place of Kyrie Irving (eye), Rozier also matched Gordon Hayward for the team high in minutes. It's unclear whether Irving will be ready to return for Friday's matchup with the Mavericks, but if not Rozier will once again be an intriguing option for daily leagues.
Rozier will start Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, voice of the Celtics, Sean Grande reports. As anticipated, Rozier will take over at point guard Wednesday as Irving sits out with a minor eye injury. Rozier is coming off of a productive outing in Monday's loss to the Spurs, when he had 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and four made threes in just 20 minutes of action off the bench.
Rozier tallied 15 points (4-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds and a block across 20 minutes off the bench Monday in the Celtics' 120-111 loss to the Spurs. The scoring total was Rozier's best effort since Dec. 10, but it came on the back of unstable shooting from three-point range, where he has converted at a more meager 36.1 percent for the season. The more notable development for Rozier more so than his stat line was the fact that Kyrie Irving suffered an scratched cornea in his left eye in the fourth quarter of the contest. While Irving was able to return and finished out the game, coach Brad Stevens said afterward that he wasn't certain whether the eye injury would force Irving to miss addition time. If Irving ends up being held out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Rozier would likely enter the starting five and notice an appreciable boost in playing time.
Rozier recorded 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans. Rozier drew the start with Kyrie Irving (shoulder) sidelined and put together a very well-rounded stat line, including a season high assist total. Rozier has also reached double figures in scoring while adding at least seven boards and two steals in three straight tilts.
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