Top 10 Performances of the Year: Numbers 10 and 9

NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

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By Patrick Whalen

With the NBA season on hold now with no exact date for an expected return lets count down the 10 best performances by Celtics players this season. We’re gonna release them 2 at a time starting with number 10 and 9.

10: Daniel Theis vs the Minnesota Timberwolves Feb 21, 2020

Just over a month ago Daniel Theis had a career night against the Timberwolves with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Both the points and rebounds were new career highs for the third year bug man out of Germany. On top of the new career-high in points, Theis was extremely efficient while doing so on 9-14 shooting including 1-2 from three and a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line. Theis was more aggressive than I’ve ever seen him on the pick and roll as his teammates did their part in finding the big man rolling to the basket all night long. Plus with Karl Anthony Towns out for this game, Theis dominated the offensive glass with 6 of his 16 rebounds coming at the offensive end. His efforts would help the Celtics to a 127-117 win. Check out the highlight video to see all the big-time dunks from Theis on his career night.

9: Enes Kanter vs the New Orleans Pelicans Jan 11, 2020

This performance was just how Enes Kanter wanted to start his 2020 off with a monster 22 points and 19 rebounds in just 23 minutes off the bench. Much like Theis Kanter was great on the pick and roll with the Pelicans missing their top big man Derrick Favors. Kanter, also like Theis, dominated the offensive glass with 7 of his 19 rebounds coming at the offensive end. Enes was also extremely efficient shooting 10-13 from the floor and 2-2 from the foul line. On this night Kanter was showing the offensive aggressiveness that he had over the last few seasons when he was the starting center for the Knicks which helped power the Celtics to a blow out 140-105 win over a young and injury-stricken Pelicans squad. Check out the highlight tape below to see Enes dominate the paint and get the Garden crowd going crazy.

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