Payton Pritchard To Return To Celtics For NBA Summer League Championship Game

Pritchard is on the cusp of clinching a banner offseason

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The Boston Celtics stand to benefit from the U-turn Payton Pritchard apparently is making.

The Celtics point guard announced Sunday on Twitter he’ll return to the team for the 2021 NBA Summer League championship game.

Pritchard left the Celtics squad Friday in Las Vegas due to a prior commitment and had been expected to miss the remainder of the Summer League. However, he has changed his plans.

“Back in Vegas on Tuesday for summer league chip!” Pritchard wrote on Twitter.

Pritchard has dominated the Summer League, averaging 20.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 28.3 minutes per game in three outings for the 4-0 Celtics. He then scored 92 points Saturday night in a Pro-Am game.

The Celtics will face the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night at Thomas & Mack Center in the championship game. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.

If Pritchard leads the C’s to an NBA Summer League title victory, he can chalk up this summer as a triumphant one on the court.

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