Waters totaled 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Sunday's 96-92 loss to the Knicks. With the Celtics resting the majority of their primary roster, Waters came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points. That makes back-to-back games with double-digit points, something he has been unable to do throughout the course of his two seasons in the NBA. As with many of the players that saw action Sunday, Waters will shift back to his usual role Tuesday when the Celtics face the Wizards in the first round of the play-in tournament.
Waters recorded 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and seven assists across 22 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over the Timberwolves. Waters saw an uptick in his minutes once again with Kemba Walker (neck) and Marcus Smart (calf) done for the regular season, and the former LSU standout took advantage of his chance to deliver season-high marks in both points and assists. Waters could see hefty minutes in the regular-season finale Sunday against the Knicks, but he shouldn't be a factor come playoff time, especially if Walker and Smart return to the court soon.
Waters will come off the bench Saturday against the Timberwolves, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports. Coach Brad Stevens will give Payton Pritchard the nod with Kemba Walker (neck) and Marcus Smart (calf) done for the regular season.
Waters is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports. With Kemba Walker (rest) and Marcus Smart (calf) sidelined, Waters will make his third start of the season. He wasn't active for the Celtics' previous two games, so it's unclear how much playing time he'll ultimately receive even as a starter.
Waters will start Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Celtics broadcaster Sean Grande reports. The 23-year-old will make his second start of the season with Kemba Walker (side) and Marcus Smart (suspension) unavailable Wednesday. Waters had five points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes during his previous start. Evan Fournier and Payton Pritchard will also see extra run in the backcourt for Boston.
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