Terry Rozier tells Boston’s critics to ‘shut up’
Terry Rozier clearly heard the all negative talk when the Boston Celtics started their season slowly. Now that the Celtics have rattled off five straight wins, Rozier has a message for all their naysayers:
“I mean, obviously it’s been very good for us, winning our last couple games, so we want to keep it going,” Rozier told reporters after Saturday’s win, per NBC Sports Boston. “And everybody can shut up, because everybody can be very annoying when we’re losing. Very annoying.”
Boston seems to have turned a corner after splitting their first 20 games of their 2018-19 campaign. Over the course of their winning streak, the Celtics have looked every bit of the team everyone expected them to be prior to the start of the season.
And they have done this on both ends of the court, as well. In those five games, they are averaging 122.2 points per game, while holding their opponents to 97.6 points per game, good for a point differential of 24.6 over that span. Their most recent victory was a 56-point thumping of the Chicago Bulls on the road.
As for Rozier, he seems to have found his stride as well. In the past five games, averaging 11.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, while shooting 48.9 percent from the field, and 43.5 percent from three.
Despite succumbing to a reduced role this season with Boston at full strength, Rozier continues to be a key piece off the bench for the green and white. The spitfire guard, however, has been vocal about wanting to be a starter in this league.
Danny Ainge and the Celtics will have a difficult decision on their hands when Rozier becomes a restricted free agent this summer.