May 21, 2017, 8:13 pm
The Celtics turned to Jonas Jerebko in Game 3 and it paid off in a big way, as he chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, two threes and a block in just 13 minutes.
Jerebko was a perfect 4-of-4 in the win. It’s a bit surprising he hadn’t played meaningful minutes before this one, as he’s one of Boston’s few bench pieces with the versatility to play against the Cavs. No matter, as he delivered a huge bucket that gave Boston the lead in the final minute while preserving a 2-for-1 situation that gave the C’s the final possession, and make, of the ball game. Jerebko also had words with nearly every Cav on the floor and seemed to get under the skin of his opponents while rallying his teammates with some chippy play. He’s got a place in this series.