Yes, it was only the first preseason game, but Boston Celtics fans have to feel a bit better about this year’s No. 3 draft pick.
Forward Jaylen Brown had eight points, two blocks, four assists and four rebounds in 20:40 in the Celtics’ 92-89 preseason loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.
And he also had the play of the night.
Brown wasn’t the only player making his debut. Joel Embiid (six points, four rebounds) and Dario Saric (10 points, six rebounds) also finally made their long-awaited debuts for the 76ers
Oh, and Al Horford obviously isn’t a rookie, but C’s fans got to see him play in a Celtics jersey for the first time Tuesday, too. He scored the first bucket of the game en route to eight points and eight rebounds in 15:22.
The C’s are back in action Thursday night when they face the Charlotte Hornets in preseason action.
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