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Baseline Perspective: Michael Carter-Williams

Posted by Yoon S. Byun  January 29, 2014 11:17 PM

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The Celtics lost another close one on a buzzer beater by Philadelphia 76ers guard-forward Evan Turner.

The Garden also welcomed home Hamilton native and rookie of the year favorite, Michael Carter-Williams playing his first NBA game in his home state. NCAA fans may remember Carter-Williams playing for Syracuse against the University of California when his mother received word that their house had burned down.

A couple of photos from his return home:

Fist-bumping an official before the game.

Driving and dishing to teammate Spencer Hawes in the first quarter.

He didn't have a great shooting night, going 4 for 14. Here he is being denied at the rim by Kelly Olynyk.

At 6'6" he's a good rebounder for a point guard. Here he is getting fouled by Chris Johnson (although it was called on Jared Sullinger) after crashing the boards.

A section in the upper level cheered every time his name was called. They wore red and Sixers apparel.

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