Career night for Semi Ojeleye in Celtics 112-106 win over Cavaliers

With Jaylen Brown (hamstring), Gordon Hayward (knee) and Kemba Walker (rest) sitting this one out, the Boston Celtics picked up a 112-106 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, with third-year wing, Semi Ojeleye, having a career night. Semi is averaging only 14.1 minutes per game this season, but he more-than-doubled that last night, logging 30 minutes - pouring in 22 points - grabbing six boards and handing out two assists. He was second-high man on plus/minus (Grant Williams had a +14) with a +11.



Ojeleye shot 8-0f-11 from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. "On fire", indeed.


The tough-as-nails wing took a brutal knee to the groin but returned to action and appeared to be okay. The question now is whether Semi can repeat this performance on a "semi"-regular basis. If he truly has that capability, Boston's bench suddenly gets the boost it sorely needs. His post-game, celebratory shower was a delight.


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