The Celtics' 118-103 blowout win over the Orlando Magic on Friday gave the team's starters an opportunity to take much of the night off ahead of the second game of a back to back, which meant the reserves were able to get in some valuable playing time. Terry Rozier took advantage of the opportunity, and was able to muster a career-high 23 points in 30 minutes of action. Rozier hit eight of his eleven attempts from the field, and was an impressive five-for-seven from deep.
The 23-year-old has endured a bit of a shooting slump as of late, and coach Brad Stevens took note of his return to form.
#Celtics Brad Stevens: Terry Rozier is a really good shooter. He's made some big ones ... He's too good of a shooter to shoot a low percentage.
Rozier offered his perspective on his mentality that allowed him to persevere through his dry spell.
Terry Rozier on snapping out of his shooting slump and scoring career-high 23 points: Any way you put it, I'm going to keep shooting. I'm going to keep playing. I'm not perfect. I'm going to have tough games. I'll have games like this. It just feels good.
Rozier is averaging 9.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game so far this year. Bench scoring is a category that the Celtics are sorely lacking in, and when Rozier gets hot, he can provide plenty of it. Boston will continue to count on him going forward to keep the offense coming when the starters sit.