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

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

Tremont Waters has been impressive in his first year as a pro, and on Monday he was rewarded for his efforts.

The Boston Celtics rookie was named NBA G League Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24.

Waters, the C's No. 51 overall pick in this year's draft, averaged 24.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 2.0 steals on the week to help the Maine Red Claws get off to a 5-0 start to the season. The LSU product has made Red Claws games appointment television alongside fellow C's rookies Tacko Fall and Romeo Langford.

Watch some of Waters' best highlights below:

On the year, Waters is averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 7.8 assists.

Waters was promoted to the Celtics roster on his two-way contract following Kemba Walker's scary neck injury on Friday night. He'll take the court for Boston on Monday night against the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The undefeated Red Claws also play Monday night at 8 p.m. when they'll face off against the Memphis Hustle.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Kings, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

The Maine Red Claws were in action at home at the Portland Expo Center on Saturday night hosting the Delaware Blue Coats, taking a 128-123 loss to fall to 7-4 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Tacko Fall wasn’t in action, but Bryce Brown was simply furious, leading all scorers with 43 points 15 of 17 from the floor overall and a franchise single-game record 11 of 11 three-pointers. Tremont Waters was terrific, too, with 18 points and 11 assists.

HIGHLIGHTS

BRYCE BROWN

Brown, an undrafted free agent who helped lead Auburn to its first Final Four appearance last spring, was simply unconscious for the Claws. He shot a perfect 11 of 11 from three-point range to give him an absurd effective field goal percentage of 1.2 for the game.

TREMONT WATERS

Waters, the Connecticut native, was crafty in his distribution, with just four turnovers to go with his 11 assists.

Yante Maten (18 points), Vincent Poirier (18) and Justin Bibbs (10) also scored in double-figures for the Red Claws.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Red Claws return to action Friday in Des Moines, Iowa to face the Iowa Wolves, with tipoff at 8 p.m. ET.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Anytime is a good time to watch highlights of the greatness that was Larry Bird playing for the Celtics.

But on Larry Legend's 63rd birthday? It's time to break out the best of No. 33...

The fight with Dr. J in 1984:

The 60-point game against the Hawks in '85:

The steal against Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in '87:

The "you are watching was greatness is all about" duel with Dominique Wilkins in '88:

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Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.