Time Lord, Scary Terry swap shirts after C’s-Hornets originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Sunday’s game between the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets was like a reunion at TD Garden.
While Gordon Hayward was unable to make the trip due to a sprained foot suffered on Friday, Terry Rozier and Brad Wanamaker were in the building to face their former team. They were on the losing side as the Celtics headed for a 116-86 win.
Rozier was all smiles despite the loss as he had the chance to catch up with old friends. The former C goalkeeper chatted with former teammates Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart after the game, and he also traded jerseys with Robert Williams.
Rozier’s last season in Boston was Williams’ rookie year. At Williams’ post-game press conference, the Celtics big man opened up about his embrace with Rozier and what he’s learned from him this season.
â€œIt’s a great feeling to see my brother, man. One of my big brothers that I got together with,â€ Williams said. “He really took me under his wing and showed me what it was about. Always good to see him and [Brad] Wanamaker. I wish I could have seen Gordon [Hayward]. It’s always good to see old friends again. “
“He always told me you were going to be in tough spots,” Williams added of Rozier. â€œObviously in terms of minutes when I first got there I wasn’t playing a lot, but he saw the dog in me. He told me no matter what tough situation you find yourself in. , still have this fight in you and in you ‘I will win eventually. So I feel like I kept that mindset. “
This mindset helped Williams put together a stellar season with his slight increase in minutes. The 23-year-old is averaging career highs in all significant categories, including points per game (8.2), rebounds (6.8) and blocks (1.8).
Meanwhile, Rozier is doing well in Charlotte. He entered Sunday’s action averaging 20.3 points per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the floor.