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Schroder's irritant value, GWill's benching, Romeo's eruption, and more

 Dennis Schroder got the nod at starting point guard with both Marcus Smart (suspension) and Payton Pritchard (broken nose) out of action in the Celtics 121-100 loss to Miami last night. The German import's line was solid but didn't tell the whole story:

26 M - 13 P - 4 R - 6 A - 3 S - 1 B 


For a guy with such a slim frame, Dennis is tough and Boston fans can count on him to be a constant irritant to the opposition going forward. That is one reason Schroder is often compared to former-Celtic, Rajon Rondo.

Grant Williams also was in the starting lineup and did a credible job out there, but Coach Ime Udoka benched him at one point, making it clear that he is in charge on the bench this season (per MassLive's Brian Robb)

Grant Williams found himself doing exactly that (complaining about a call) however with just under eight minutes to play in the third quarter on Friday night against the Miami Heat. Williams was whistled for a moving screen and spent the next few seconds pleading his case to officials rather than finding his man back on defense.

Romeo Langford remains a question mark in the Celtics system but he did a mini-explosion last night as a starter, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 on treys. He added three boards, two steals and one block. More games like this early in the regular season would mean a solid spot in the rotation.

Meanwhile, Sam Hauser remains an intriguing prospect. One play in the fourth quarter, where he deflected a shot - ran the floor - and made a difficult shot at the other end, showed (hopefully) that he may have a future in the NBA.

That's all for now. The regular season for Boston begins on Wednesday, October 20, versus the Knicks. That will be a significant test for a Celtics team desperately trying to prove themselves in this new era.


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