Former Louisville Cardinal Terry Rozier is making a name for himself in the NBA. In his second season with the Boston Celtics, Rozier has become a big part of head coach Brad Stevens’ rotation.
Rozier is averaging just 5.6 points, but he’s played in nearly every game when healthy for the Celtics this year and is averaging 17.9 minutes.
In Saturday night’s game against the Portland Trailblazers, the Celtics trailed by three points with 8.4 seconds left last. Brad Stevens called a timeout and drew up a play for Rozier to tie up the game.
Terry Rozier sinks a 3-pointer to tie the game with 8.4 seconds remaining! pic.twitter.com/DyjDkKHmkc
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 22, 2017
Rozier always seemed to have the clutch gene when he played for Louisville. It’s nice to see that has carried over to the NBA.
Unfortunately, the Celtics lost the game in overtime. They’re currently in third place in the Eastern Conference, which means Rozier for the second straight season will be getting major minutes for a team that could make a deep playoff run.