Lthe history of Juancho Hernangmez in the Boston Celtics it has just officially started. The Madrid player has become the first player born in Spain to wear the legendary Massachusetts team jersey in a match and has done so as a starter in the victory of the green team (98-97) against the Orlando Magic in the first game of their particular preseason.
The Madrid player landed in the Garden from the Memphis Grizzlies – in which he did not make his debut after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves – and he did so with a first game in which Ime Udoka showed him that he has him as an important player in the Celtics’ rotation.
Juancho played 17 minutes in his first game at the TD Garden before 19,156 spectators, time in which he scored six points (one of two from the field goal and four of four from the free throw), grabbed four rebounds (three of them offensive) and put a plug.
The best of the Celtics, who had to come back in the fourth quarter to claim victory in the first preseason game, was a Jaylen Brown who proved to be fully recovered from his wrist surgery. The escort scored 25 points, including four triples, and led his team’s scorers list ahead of Jayson Tatum (18) y Aaron Nesmith (10).
Although the hero of the match for the Greens was Romeo Langford, who scored a triple with 14 seconds to go, which ended up giving the victory to those of Ime Udoka.
On the part of the Magic, who left very good impressions in the first half of the match, the figure of Mo Bamba with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, while the top scorers were Cole Anthony and Mo Wagner with 16 points each.