The rise of Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier has been making a name for himself lately for the way he has scored the basketball.
But when it comes to the credit for his improved play of late, he’s quick to dish it out to others.
“I don’t ever like to take the credit for myself,” Rozier told reporters after dropping a career-high 33 points on Sacramento in Boston’s 104-93 win on Sunday night. “Lot of credit goes to my teammates and coaches. They make it happen for me getting open, drawing up plays for me. My job is easy. I just have to make it happen.”
The scoring alone is impressive.
But Rozier’s game had more -- much more -- to it.
The third-year guard became the first player in NBA history to tally at least 30 points, eight made 3’s, five rebounds and five steals in the same game.
While Rozier has made the most of his opportunities all season when Kyrie Irving has been out with injuries (and will be looked upon to continue along those lines now that Irving is out for the remainder of the regular season), he credits his improved play in part to the game having slowed down for him.
“My first two years, being young and rushing things, getting on myself about how I need to attack and stuff like that,” Rozier said. “A lot of older guys tell me to slow down, slow down and that’s a good mindset to have.”