Former Boston Celtics lottery pick Aaron Nesmith had his best game with his new team, the Indiana Pacers, on November 19. Nesmith’s heroics in the clutch, between hitting threes and free throws in crunchtime, helped the Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic 114-113.
Aaron Nesmith closed out the Pacers’ win with some clutch hustle plays 💪
He finished with 19 PTS, 3 REB, and 5 3PM pic.twitter.com/ayqfAOpYEi
— NBA (@NBA) November 20, 2022
Because of his late-game heroics, Nesmith got the nod for the Pacers post-game interview afterward. While answering questions, Nesmith got showered literally by teammates Tyrese Haliburton and TJ McConnell, causing him to slip and fall on the court in what could have led to an injury.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) November 20, 2022
Fortunately, Nesmith was fine afterward. Nesmith’s 19 points was a career-high for him. In the 11 games he’s played for the Pacers, Nesmith has averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 35 percent from three.
Nesmith is one of only two players that remain with the Pacers after they acquired him in a trade for Malcolm Brogdon. The other one is Daniel Theis, who has yet to play for the Pacers this season. The other three – Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, and Juwan Morgan – were waived by the team.
Celtics History With Post-Game Showers
The Celtics have been known to give post-game showers following a victory over the past couple of years. Back when Gordon Hayward was on the team, Celtics teammates usually gave him Gatorade showers during his postgame interviews when he was the game’s standout.
Over time, it would not pertain to just Hayward. When Ime Udoka got his first win as a head coach against the Houston Rockets, the Celtics gave him a post-game shower in their locker room.
Win number 1 for Coach U ☘️🎉 pic.twitter.com/qJBMmuHBbd
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 25, 2021
When the Celtics defeated the Miami Heat in the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals, Udoka advised against another locker room shower because they had already done that before, to which Jayson Tatum disagreed is an NSFW statement.
When Joe Mazzulla took the reins as the Celtics’ interim head coach following Udoka’s suspension, the locker room gave …read more