Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks for a shot against the Orlando Magic during the second half of the preseason game at TD Garden on October 04, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It didn’t take much time for the 2021-2022 Boston Celtics to deliver some drama. On Monday night, a Romeo Langford three pointer with 14.2 seconds left proved to be the difference in a 98-97 win over the Orlando Magic in the preseason opener.

Despite is being a preseason game, head coach Ime Udoka stuck with a regular rotation for most of the first half. Four of the Celtics’ five starters played at least 20 minutes, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum playing 26 and 25 respectively.

With that much time on the floor, fans got a good look at the Celtics’ key new and returning players. Here’s a quick glance at some notable performances…

The Celtics play their second of three preseason games on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Raptors. You can catch the call of that game on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting at 7 p.m.

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