Evan Fournier ricocheted back from his rough beginning with the Boston Celtics amazingly Friday night.
Subsequent to adding up to only six points through his initial two games with the C’s, Fournier dropped 23 in the triumph over the Houston Rockets. Twenty of those points came in the final quarter, when he was an ideal 7-for-7 from the field (6-for-6 from 3).
The previous Orlando Magic forward’s seven total 3-pointers denoted a career-high, yet that wasn’t his only amazing accomplishment in the game. As indicated by ESPN Stats and Info, Fournier became the second C’s player over the last 25 seasons to drop 20 on 100% shooting in a quarter.
The last Celtic with a quarter that way? That would be Paul Pierce, who counted 20 points in the second from last quarter of a 2009 game versus the Chicago Bulls.
Not terrible organization for the Celtics newcomer to be in.
These numbers from long-term Celtics radio voice Sean Grande truly put Fournier’s heavenly fourth quarter into point of view.
Fournier will hope to carry momentum from Friday’s performance into Sunday’s down versus the Charlotte Hornets. Tip-off for that matchup is set for 6 p.m. ET.