Brad Stevens impressed with Phil Pressey but was Gary Payton?

Thus far this season Phil Pressey's high point was most likely the game in Miami early in the year when Jeff Green hit the corner three to stun the defending world champion Heat.

In this game, Pressey had a solid seven points and five assists in 21 minutes.

In fact, that was the most minutes he had played this season.

That all changed tonight against Toronto at TD Garden as a result of the Jordan Crawford trade and Pressey made the most of his opportunity.

Against the Raptors all Pressey did was dole out 10 assists with no turnovers in 26 minutes helping the Celtics end a nine game skid as well as playing a pivotal role in stopping one of the hottest teams in the NBA: The Toronto Raptors.

Here's what coach Brad Stevens had to say about Pressey's performance:
Now the only question that remains is whether Pressey's night made an impression on Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton.

Payton recently said that the only three point guards in the modern NBA who impressed him whatsoever were Tony Parker, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo.

One would have to think with an assist to turnover ratio of 10/0 The Glove had to be somewhat impressed with Pressey's performance if only temporarily.

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