Red Claws: How Romeo Langford, Tremont Waters fared against Long Island Nets

Red Claws: How Romeo Langford, Tremont Waters fared against Long Island Nets

Tacko Fall (knee) is still out for the Maine Red Claws. But two other notable Celtics prospects were on the court for Sunday's game against the Long Island Nets.

In a back-and-forth battle, the Red Claws ended up winning 116-114. Both Romeo Langford and Tremont Waters had double-digit scoring outputs and were a big part of the Red Claws offense.

Langford got off to a very slow start for the Red Claws in his first game back from injury. But the 14th overall pick really came alive in the third quarter, scoring 10 points and making some nice plays to keep the Red Claws ahead. He finished the day with 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting and also brought down three boards.

Unfortunately, Langford had to exit the court after suffering an apparent ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Hopefully, it won't keep him sidelined as long as his most recent ankle issue did.

As for Waters, it's telling that Waters didn't have his best performance on Sunday yet still was able to post and double-double. Waters only shot 6-of-19 from the field, but he was strong down the stretch, scoring often late in the game to finish with 17 points, 10 assists, and three steals. He was in foul trouble (5) and did have seven turnovers, but he still was able to help the team earn the victory.

Here's a look at some of the top highlights from the game.

Romeo Langford

Tremont Waters

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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.



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.


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.


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

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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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