Pritchard will start Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.
Kemba Walker (neck) and Marcus Smart (calf) are done for the regular season, and Pritchard will make his first start since April 19. In his two previous starts, he's averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.0 minutes.
Pritchard registered 15 points (5-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 102-94 loss to the Cavaliers.
The 23-year-old bounced back after totaling just nine points over his last three games to post his 21st double-digit scoring output of the season. Before Wednesday's game, Pritchard was averaging just 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists in 15.9 minutes over his last seven games, so the rookie's 15-point performance was an encouraging sign from a developmental standpoint. He'll look to keep it going Saturday on the road against the 13th-seeded Timberwolves.
Pritchard played 33 minutes off the bench and registered 28 points (9-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four assists, three rebounds and a steal Tuesday in the 119-115 loss to the Thunder.
Pritchard and Jaylen Brown were the only two players to score more than 14 points and make greater than five shots in Tuesday's outing. Pritchard has seen an uptick in his performance over his last seven games, scoring in double figures six times including two 20-point performances in his last three contests. The rookie from Oregon has also topped 20 minutes six times in that span after doing so just five times in 14 March contests.
Pritchard played 24 minutes off the bench and added 22 points (8-12 FG, 6-7 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and a block during Friday's 109-104 loss to the Nets.
The rookie out of Oregon registered his third 20-point performance of the season and first since Feb. 11 while tying his season-best six triples. Pritchard has gone for double figures in scoring in five straight outings while averaging 3.2 treys in that span. His value doesn't expand outside of the occasional scoring burst and ability to knock down shots from beyond the arc.
Pritchard recorded 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 21 minutes during Thursday's 99-86 win over the Suns.
Pritchard reverted back to his usual bench role with the return of Kemba Walker (illness) and led the bench in terms of minutes played and points. The rookie has scored in double figures in four consecutive games, his longest such streak of the season.
Pritchard will come off the bench Thursday against the Suns, Sean Grande of 98.5 The Sports Hub reports.
With Kemba Walker (illness) back in the starting five, Pritchard will return to the bench. This month, he's averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 16.4 minutes.
Pritchard posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 31 minutes during Monday's loss to the Bulls.
The 23-year-old drew his first career start with Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart both out due to an illness. Pritchard has delivered useful fantasy lines over his past three games, averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 three-pointers and 2.3 assists in that span. Until Walker and Smart return to the lineup, feel free to stream Pritchard in deeper formats if you need three-pointers along with low-end points, rebounds and assists.
Pritchard will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Bulls, Celtics play-by-play man Sean Grande reports.
With Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart both out due to an illness, the rookie will move into the lineup for his second start of the season. Pritchard should be in position for a sizable minutes boost over his average of 14.8 minutes per game in the month of April.
Pritchard logged 15 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and three assists in a 121-113 victory over the Lakers on Thursday.
In a game where the Celtics held a commanding lead for virtually the entire matchup, Pritchard had one of his best games of the season. The rookie had an all-around night offensively, grabbing three offensive rebounds, dishing three assists, and hitting three of six attempts from behind the three-point arc. While the guard is in no position to gain additional minutes unless there's an injury, it's pretty apparent he's locked up the team's backup point guard role behind Kemba Walker.
Pritchard tallied 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds, one steal and one block during Monday's loss to New Orleans.
Pritchard scored in double figures for a second straight contest, and the rookie has now reached at least 10 points in 12 games this season. The former Oregon Duck also knocked down at least three threes for the first time since March 14 against Houston. Over Pritchard's last three outings, he's averaging 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds.
Pritchard generated seven points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal over 19 minutes in Wednesday's 117-110 loss at Cleveland.
The rookie has struggled offensively over the past four games, averaging only 4.8 points and 1.8 assists in 14.3 minutes per contest. Pritchard's problems are symbolic of the team's overall struggles. Despite high expectations and two All-Stars, Boston is a middling 20-20. Coach Brad Stevens continues to experiment with different rotations but has yet to find a winning combination. With Kemba Walker receiving occasional off-days and Jeff Teague struggling from the field, expect Pritchard to continue receiving decent minutes off the bench.
Pritchard had 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 117-112 win over the Clippers.
The 23-year-old hadn't made multiple three-pointers in a game since drilling six Feb. 11, so it was a welcome shooting display for the Celtics. Pritchard was averaging 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 32.4 percent from the field over the previous six games, so perhaps Tuesday's game marks the end of his slump.
Pritchard scored eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with one rebound and seven assists across 23 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.
Pritchard played more than 20 minutes for the fourth time in his last seven games. Though he didn't provide a standout line, he put up the second-best assist total of his rookie season and his most since Jan. 4. While he's had splashes of production, Pritchard has scored in double digits only twice in that same seven-game span and failed to post more than five rebounds or two assists prior to Tuesday's effort. Given that he provides hardly any defensive statistics, Pritchard is playing largely empty minutes from a fantasy perspective.
Pritchard posted 20 points (6-10 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes in Thursday's 120-106 win over Toronto.
The rookie drained a career-high six three-pointers, often off of sweet assists from Jayson Tatum. Toronto made a point of double-teaming both Tatum and Jaylen Brown, which created lots of open corner threes for FastPP and Semi Ojeleye (24 points). Maybe more important for Pritchard is that fellow point guard backup Jeff Teague received a DNP-Coach's Decision. A case can be made that Pritchard is, so far, the third-best rookie in the Association, after LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton. Expect more big minutes from Pritchard on Friday as the C's rest Kemba Walker for the back-half of the back-to-back.
Pritchard (knee) delivered eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four boards, two assists and no turnovers over 19 minutes in Friday's 119-115 win over the Clippers.
After missing six games due to a sprained knee, the rookie picked up exactly where he left off before the injury. He provided efficient scoring and wise decision-making that belies his rookie status. With Jeff Teague continuing to struggle (0-4 from the field Friday), Pritchard should be Boston's primary backup point guard moving forward. Through 15 games, the Oregon product is shooting 44.2 percent from behind the arc.
Pritchard (knee) is available Friday against the Clippers.
Pritchard hasn't played since Jan. 22 while recovering from a sprained knee. His availability is especially impactful Friday, as the Celtics will be without Jaylen Brown (knee).
Pritchard (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Pritchard has missed Boston's last six games due to a lingering right knee issue, but the rookie is reportedly considered day-to-day, so he could be nearing a return. Kemba Walker (rest) is expected to return Friday after having missed Wednesday's contest. Jaylen Brown (knee) is also questionable.
Pritchard (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Kings.
A sprained right knee will keep the rookie out of a sixth consecutive contest, though he does appear close to making his return. With Kemba Walker (rest) and Marcus Smart (calf) also out, Jeff Teague should be set for a boost in minutes Wednesday.
Coach Brad Stevens said Pritchard (knee) is considered day-to-day and could return to action as early as Wednesday at Sacramento, Marc D'Amico of the Celtics' official site reports.
The 23-year-old was expected to be sidelined two weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee Jan. 23, but he's apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery. The Celtics figure to remain cautious with their rookie guard, but it's a good sign regardless of whether he suits up Wednesday. The team may be able to offer more information after Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.
Pritchard was diagnosed Saturday with a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. He's expected to remain out for two weeks before resuming on-court activities.
The rookie suffered the injury during Friday's game against the 76ers. He's been a surprise for the Celtics this season, and coach Brad Stevens has put trust in Pritchard, playing him 22.2 minutes per game. Until he returns, Jeff Teague, Javonte Green and Tremont Waters could see more playing time.
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