Boston Celtics fan night recap

The Boston Celtics traditionally hold a yearly open scrimmage for season ticket holders at the TD Garden ahead of the exhibition opener, which was held yesterday.

With the preseason opener looming Monday night, the team elected to hold a few mini games which included a variety of shooting and skills games in front of a few thousand fans.

Celtic fans caught a glimpse of Jayson Tatum's potential upside during the three-point contest where he defeated Gordon Hayward in the finals after beating fellow rookie Guerchon Yabusele in the first round.

Coach Brad Stevens participated in a game of knock out against the Celtics rookies and sophomores, including Jabari Bird, Abdel Nader and others.

Back in the late 90's Stevens played college basketball at DePauw University from 1995-1999. During his stay, he played in all 101 DePauw games, earning four varsity letters. He earned multiple all-conference and academic all-conference awards, and was a three-time Academic All-American nominee. 

A Skills Challenge was also held, where Celtics fans saw Marcus Smart emerge as the winner over newcomer, Shane Larkin.

The Celtics got the fun, bonding aspect out of the way, and now they have to focus on bigger things, such as the upcoming season and chasing banner number 18.

Photo Credit: Steven Senne