Full 4th quarter highlights from Celtics’ Payton Pritchard’s epic 92-point game
Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard made headlines after he torched a Pro-Am game in Portland with a 92-point masterpiece.
Pritchard, who is an Oregon native, put on a scoring clinic as he was responsible for 55.6 percent of his team’s 165 points in a two-point victory against a fellow Pro-Am team.
The Celtics’ guard proved to be too much for amateur players as it seemed to be easy for him to get buckets from anywhere around the court–may it be shooting the three, scoring mid-range jumpers, or driving into the lane.
Pritchard will look to be a part of newly appointed Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s rotation in the 2021-22 season since he can be the spark off their bench when they need one. Despite his size, the former Oregon Duck has all the tools and skillset to score in today’s NBA.
He averaged 7.7 points and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 88.9 percent from the free-throw line and 41.4 percent from downtown in just under 20 minutes per game
However, when given the playing time, Pritchard always capitalizes as his stats on a 36-minute graph jumped from his usual when playing just 19 minutes. Pritchard averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while shooting 44 percent from the field per 36 minutes.
Payton, who was drafted by the Celtics with their 26th overall pick back in 2020, will not drop 92 points in an NBA game anytime soon or maybe ever. However, his recent performance will surely hype up the Celtics fans as they look to capture their 18th banner next season