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Celtics rookie Tremont Waters named NBA G League Player of the Month

Celtics rookie Tremont Waters named NBA G League Player of the Month

Tremont Waters has been sensational for the Maine Red Claws so far this season, and he's been rewarded for his standout performance in the month of November.

Waters was named the NBA G League Player of the Month on Monday. The Boston Celtics two-way rookie was also named G League Player of the Week on Nov. 24.

The C's No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft becomes the second Red Claws player to earn Player of the Month honors, following Jordan Mickey who earned the award in December 2015.

In seven games, Waters has averaged 22.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.9 steals. The Red Claws are 7-0 when he's in the lineup.

Waters made his NBA debut on Nov. 25, helping the Celtics to a 103-102 victory over the Kings. The LSU product contributed 7 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds in 20 minutes.

Next up for Waters and the Red Claws is a matchup Thursday, Dec. 5 at home against the Wisconsin Herd.

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Celtics vs. Heat start time changed to 8 p.m. ET after Lakers vs. Clippers postponed

Celtics vs. Heat start time changed to 8 p.m. ET after Lakers vs. Clippers postponed

The Boston Celtics were originally scheduled to take on the Miami Heat starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.

However, the time of the game has changed in the wake of the NBA's decision to postpone the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers game.

The battle for L.A. was originally scheduled to take place at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday and would air after the conclusion of Celtics-Heat on TNT. But with the former game no longer being played in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's death, TNT has elected to move back the start of the Celtics game into the 8 p.m. ET window.

The Celtics will enter Tuesday night's game with a record of 30-15 while the Heat sit at 31-14, pending the result of their Monday night game against the Orlando Magic.

Pregame coverage of the contest will begin on NBC Sports Boston at 7 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live.

Kendrick Perkins explains how Kobe Bryant's passing made him squash beef with Kevin Durant

Kendrick Perkins explains how Kobe Bryant's passing made him squash beef with Kevin Durant

The NBA was dealt a massive blow on Sunday afternoon when Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash.

The shocking death of the 41-year-old NBA legend prompted an outpouring of emotion from a number of Boston-based athletes. But perhaps one of the most touching ones came from former Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins reached out to Kevin Durant on Twitter and sent him a message of love in hopes of ending a Twitter beef that had taken place between the two in recent weeks. Here's a look at his Twitter message to Durant.

In an exclusive phone interview with NBC Sports Boston, Perkins opened up about exactly why Kobe's death prompted him to send that message to Durant.

"I'm not about to let that go another day down the drain behind a B.S. Twitter beef that's not called for," Perkins said to NBC Sports Boston's Gary Tanguay. "And our brotherhood, our friendship is more valuable."

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Perkins also hoped his message to Durant would inspire others to bury the hatchet with anyone they were having problems with but still loved.

"And I also wanted the world to see, hey, if you having problems with a loved one, a friend, a family member, whoever, hey. Life is too short. The next 60 seconds is not promised. Nip that in the bud and heal those wounds with those people that you love and get past it. That's what I wanted to do," Perkins said. "And I wanted to reach out to KD to let him know like, I love you bro. And I'm not afraid to let the world see that I love you."

Durant has yet to respond to Perkins, but the two former teammates -- and brothers, as Perkins noted -- will likely reconcile. And in a way, that's a beautiful way to tribute Bryant's untimely and tragic passing.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Heat, which begins Tuesday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live. You can also stream it on the MyTeams App.