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Watch Terry Rozier nail a game-winning 3-pointer to help the Celtics win the Utah summer league

Rozier was a first round selection in the 2015 draft.

The Celtics left the Salt Lake City summer league with a perfect 3-0 records thanks to Terry Rozier.

In the final five seconds of the Celtics’ game against the Spurs on Thursday, Rozier nailed a 3-point shot that put the Celtics up by one. The 22-year-old guard was fouled on the play, and while he missed the ensuing free-throw, the Celtics held on for the 87-86 win.

“I was kind of open for a second, so I called [Guerschon Yabusele’s] name,” Rozier told Celtics media after the game. “He got me the ball, and I threw up a prayer. I was just like, ‘I gotta hit it.’ Us going against the Spurs, it’s always down to the last shots. … It was a fun game.”

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Rozier explained that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge motivated him during the game, and told him he had to shoot the ball.

Rozier finished the game with team-highs of 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. He was 8-for-15 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line.

“[Terry’s composure has been] really big, and we’ve leaned on him,” summer league coach Micah Shrewsberry told Celtics.com. “With R.J. [Hunter] and Jaylen [Brown] not playing [the last two games], he’s really had to take on a leadership role, even more, but also a bigger scoring role.”

The Celtics will play next in Las Vegas summer league on Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

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