Video: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward sinks game-winner vs. Kings
Hayward took matters into his own hand against Buddy Hield, making his way to the basket and eventually settling for a fadeaway near the baseline.
The former All-Star is coming off a splendid performance in Boston’s demolition of the Golden State Warriors, scoring 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting.
Hayward had more pressure to perform against the Kings as Kyrie Irving missed the game due to a knee injury. He went on to tally a modest 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, and one block in Sacramento.
The Celtics have now won back-to-back games, patching up a frustrating period that was marred by questions surrounding their chemistry, Irving’s leadership, and even Hayward’s capability post-injury.
As everyone knows, Hayward suffered a gruesome injury to start his first season with the Celtics. He’s come a long way considering how bad his ankle looked. He’s still far from the athlete whom the Beantown team invested over $127 million, but he is making progress.
The Celtics are a cinch to make the playoffs. However, their current form despite winning two straight games remains a question.
For all we know, Hayward could be the key to a Celtic resurgence in time for the playoffs.