Payton Pritchard is playing his best basketball as a pro with Celtics


Former Oregon Duck and rookie Payton Pritchard has been on an impressive run and NBA fans are taking notice. 

On Friday, Pritchard had his fifth straight performance in double figures, this time against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Pritchard had 22 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in a 23-minute span off the bench and was 6-of-7 from three point range. 

The 22 points were just one shy of his career-high for the season, it was also his third 20-point outing of the season.

Pritchard has been on a run when it comes to scoring. Five straight games of 10 points or more is his longest of the season and has been averaging 14.4 points per game during this span for the Celtics.

The 26th overall pick of this year's draft seems to have finally found his stride in the NBA.

Although he was inconsistent at times early on, it takes a few games to really find your groove. And Pritchard seems to have finally found it.

It will be interesting to see how the Celtics will use Pritchard in the playoffs this season.

One thing is for sure-- it seems will be a key part of the bench offense when that gets going here in a few weeks.