Fresh off scoring 30 points in a blowout win over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was back at it in California’s capital city.
Hayward might have only dropped 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday evening. But the All-Star came through in the clutch.
With the game tied at 109 in the last seconds, Hayward drove to the left and finished strong right over Kings guard Buddy Hield.
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This is the type of performance Utah Jazz fans became accustomed to during Hayward’s stellar seven-year career with the team.
It’s also what the Celtics expected when they signed him to a max contract during free agency back in 2017.
Unfortunately, Hayward suffered a serious leg injury in his first game as a member of the Celtics. He had not yet returned to form. Until now. And it couldn’t come at a better time for Boston.