3 thoughts from Boston Celtics big win over Minnesota Timberwolves

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Terry Rozier shows out in his third start of the season.

Terry Rozier filled in for Kyrie Irving against the Timberwolves and showed that when he is afforded the opportunity, he can showcase all of his basketball talents. Perhaps the most frustrating Celtics player, Rozier clearly has the talent to be a Sixth Man of the Year contender but struggles to contribute when asked to play a role behind Kyrie Irving.

Rozier looked sharp in tonight’s game, scoring 11 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field in the opening quarter. His energy and activity level was noticeably higher than it’s been all season long and much of that has to do with Rozier being given the starting nod. Rozier finished the game with an impressive stat line of 16 points, 5 assists, 5 steals with just two turnovers.

If the Celtics are to reach their potential with this talent-stacked roster, it will have to be with every player buying into their role and fulfilling that role to the best of their ability. With a superstar point guard in Kyrie Irving, opportunities to showcase all of his abilities may be limited but will be present and in those moments the Celtics need Rozier to play as if he were the starter.

Rozier gave Celtics fans and league executives a reminder that given the opportunity, he is still one Scary Terry.