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How Tacko Fall, other Boston Celtics rookies performed in Maine Red Claws home opener

How Tacko Fall, other Boston Celtics rookies performed in Maine Red Claws home opener

The Maine Red Claws' first game in Portland for 2019 went swimmingly as they prevailed over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Friday night, 103-100.

The victory brings the Red Claws to 2-0 to begin their season.

Boston Celtics rookies Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters, and Romeo Langford each had very different nights. Here's how they performed in the home opener:

TACKO FALL

Fall was the star in this one as he already had a double-double on the stat sheet before halftime. The 7-foot-5 sensation's final line was impressive as he notched 16 points (7-for-10) with 13 rebounds and six blocks.

Tacko continues to show promise as he also was great in the Red Claws' season opener on Saturday.

ROMEO LANGFORD

Langford's night was cut short as he went down with a right ankle injury in the second quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

The Celtics' No. 14 overall pick in this year's draft was held scoreless (0-for-2) in seven minutes prior to the injury.

TREMONT WATERS

Waters struggled from 3-point range, going only 1-for-8 from beyond the arc after being red-hot (7-of-11) in Saturday's season opener. The C's second-rounder finished with 17 points and seven assists, and he made his mark with a clutch shot late in the fourth quarter.

Also putting up numbers for the Red Claws were Bryce Brown (16 points, eight rebounds) and Yante Maten (22 points, 10 rebounds).

Next up for the Red Claws is another home game vs. the Raptors 905 on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. You can catch it right here on NBC Sports Boston.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Warriors, which tips off tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 10:30 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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