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Credit Romeo Langford with momentum-shift in Celtics 105-87 win over Denver


Celtics sophomore, Romeo Langford only scored five points and took down five rebounds in the Celtics come-from-behind win over the Denver Nuggets, but he gets most of the credit for turning around what appeared to be a lost cause for Boston. It all started at the 1:44 mark of the third quarter with the Celtics trailing, 79-65.

The 6'4" Langford was covering Denver's 6'8" JaMychal Green, and Romeo's intense defense forced a travel call on Green. Things went Boston's way after that.

Romeo started the fourth quarter, and his play had already allowed Boston to close the gap to five points with a 79-74 score. It was Langford once again making the right play on a drive to the hoop, taking a hard foul in the process. His two foul shots gave the Celtics the lead at 80-79.

Langford's plus/minus for the contest was a +18, second only to Grant Williams' +23. Boston's 40-8 run started with Romeo's tough defense on Green. Admittedly, the Nuggets starters, including

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Nikola Jokic, were resting when the run started, but even their reinsertion at the 8:39 mark of the final quarter didn't stop the Celtics momentum ignited initially by the youngster of whom we have seen little. Expect to see more of Romeo going forward.

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