- Crowder on whether his 20-point performance was motivated by a desire to show the Celtics they made a mistake when they traded him to Cleveland before the 2017-18 season. So, it is no surprise Jazz fans went extra insane after the sophomore made a shot over Hayward. They should be back where they belong in no time, which is being one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Of course, Hayward was drafted by and spent the first seven years of his National Basketball Association career in Salt Lake City, only to leave the Jazz in free agency last summer and head to Boston.
Hayward probably wasn't surprised to receive a large amount of jeers, as he posted on Twitter before the game that he fully expected to "bring their A-game". He broke his left ankle last season in the opener. "They were booing me from the get-go, so it's part of the game". "We've lost focus sometimes when we've hit shots".More news: Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers
Terry Rozier scored 22 points and Jayson Tatum added 21 for the Celtics.
Celtics: Smart set a season high with 10 assists, one shy of his career high. The Celtics gave up a season-high 35 points to the Jazz in the third quarter.
Utah opened the third quarter on a 17-6 run. "I know everyone's excited to see her here so I just went into it looking to have some fun".More news: Rays, Mariners Finalizing Trade Centered Around Mike Zunino
Jae Crowder was also huge off the bench with 20 points, six rebounds and four assists against his former Celtics team.
Ingles did most of his damage in a scintillating first half, scoring 20 points on an astounding 8-of-9 from the field with four made threes as he became the fourth Australian-born National Basketball Association player to score 20 points in a first half. Utah finished with 45-28 advantage on rebounds against Boston.
Through 12 games, Hayward is still struggling to find his rhythm with nightly averages of 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists, but the Celtics are committed to his progress. "I think over the past couple of games, we've done that".More news: Burnley's Kiwi striker Chris Wood set for 'emotional' return to Leicester City