2 Celtics Trending (& 2 Bending) After Preseason Win vs 76ers

Boston improves to 2-1, returns home to face Knicks in penultimate preseason game on Tuesday

Svi Mykhailiuk was one of seven Celtics to score in double figures on Wednesday night.
Svi Mykhailiuk was one of seven Celtics to score in double figures on Wednesday night. / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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Bending: Dalano Banton

Banton was held scoreless despite logging 16 minutes, and he looked surprisingly uncomfortable in the wake of a 20-point outing on Monday.

To make matters worse, Banton was pulled just 26 seconds into the second half after not going for a loose ball. He ended up returning later in the quarter and reportedly took criticism from head coach Joe Mazzulla in stride, but still, it was a rough night for one of Boston's newcomers.

Bending: Lamar Stevens

Stevens and Oshae Brissett had equally disappointing performances, so choosing who landed on this list was a bit of a coin flip.

It ended up being Stevens, though, as he went 0-for-3 shooting with his only two points coming from a pair of free throws.

Brissett went 0-for-5 and made just one shot from the charity stripe, but he did grab six rebounds and dish out a pair of assists.

No one is expecting an offensive masterclass from Stevens or Brissett, but putting up zeroes isn't going to suffice — especially when they each got 16 minutes of run.

It's especially noteworthy that, even in a game the C's won by 11, they were out-scored by 5 points when Stevens was on the court. That was tied for the second-worst plus-minus on the team.

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