The Boston Celtics will need a big to step up this season, especially with Kristaps Porzings on the shelf. Will it be Neemias Queta? Well he was active out on the court versus the Hawks and made a good enough impression that Joe Mazzulla played him 15 minutes as Al Horford's back-up (Luke Kornet played just 9 minutes). Queta finished with 7 points and 10 rebounds in the game.
After the game Mazzulla said he was still experimenting with line-ups, but don't be surprised if you see Queta get about 15 minutes again Tuesday night when the Boston Celtics host the Chicago Bulls.
Jayson Tatum on Neemias Queta's night:
“He was big for us tonight. Just the energy that he brought off the bench. I give a lot of credit to those guys, the stay-ready group. It’s tough not knowing when your number is going to be called… tonight they helped us win the game.”