April 30, 2017, 1:28 pm
Otto Porter Jr. tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals on 7-of-10 shooting in 41 minutes in a losing effort vs. the Celtics in Game 1.
Porter shot the best field goal percentage on the team tonight at 70 percent as well as playing the most minutes on the team. It’s clear that Scott Brooks will rely on him to play heavy minutes in this series as he is one of their best defenders and 3-point shooters. He averaged 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in their last series against the Hawks, but the Celtics are a whole different beast. He might need to produce more for if they want to win this series, but only time will tell and this was a good start for Porter.