Former Indiana basketball player Romeo Langford made his first career NBA start on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
Romeo Langford made his first career NBA start for the Boston Celtics when they hosted the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Langford would finish with six points in 28 minutes of action. He shot 3-of-4 from the field but didn’t attempt a three-pointer.
Langford who has averaged just under 10 minutes a game this year, got the opportunity to start because Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis, and Robert Williams were all out with various injuries.
It has been tough for Langford to really find his place in the rotation with the Celtics, with Boston playing well and a lot of veterans on the team, but he did a good job in his first start last night. He did turn the ball over two times, but the Celtics were +8 with him on the court.
The Celtics didn’t need him to be a scorer and it showed by Langford only taking four shots. In scoring six points on the night, though, he more than doubled his season average of just 2.5 points per game.
It was a nice night for Langford to get his first start and for the Celtics to win. With the status somewhat uncertain of the injured players this could be the first a few starts for Langford, especially if he continues to play good minutes.
Langford’s start has to be especially sweet for IU fans, as Carson Edwards was a DNP – Coaches decision last night. Having Langford play well and former Boilermaker Edwards sitting on the bench has to make Hoosiers fans just a little happy.
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