The Boston Celtics turned it up defensively in Sunday’s 105-87 win over the Denver Nuggets, and coach Brad Stevens cited two unlikely reasons why — young guard/forward Romeo Langford and forward Grant Williams.
“I think Grant and Romeo played well, but they did their job,” Stevens told the media. “We needed them to do their job and they did. One was a travel, one was a charge, obviously we got carried by those scoring spurts with those others. But everyone that checks in has to do their job and they did that.”
For Langford, it’s been a slow start in the NBA. He has spent a great deal of his time on the injured list as he tries to find out where he fits in his second season.
Williams has also had an up-and-down career, and for the Celtics, it’s been am up-and-down season.
As usual, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown fueled the victory, which ended with an amazing 40-8 run by the Celtics. But it was undoubtedly nice for Boston to receive some major contributions from two players — Langford and Williams — who could use a little pick-me-up.