Celtics role players came to life in win over Nuggets

It was Jaylen Brown's corner triple with half a minute to go that ultimately determined the result of Monday night's contest between the Celtics and the Denver Nuggets, but Boston received crucial offensive contributions from across the board throughout the game, with many of them coming from beyond the arc.

Aside from big man Aron Baynes, every Celtic that entered the game hit a three, and a remarkable total of seven green teamers hit two or more. According to NBC Sports Boston's A. Sherrod Blakely, that accolade marked some Celtics history.

A lack of scoring production when the starters sit has been a major problem all year for Boston, so the team will hope to build on this well-rounded performance. With Marcus Smart and Shane Larkin out, an opportunity to step up presented itself for rotation guys like Semi Ojeleye, a competent shooter who has struggled to adjust to the NBA perimeter, as his 32% success rate from deep attests. Ojeleye and others delivered in a big way, and Monday's game should serve as a confidence-booster for Boston's role players.

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