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Neemias Queta Show: The Portuguese breaks records in the NBA and helps the Celtics win – NBA

Neemias Queta Show: The Portuguese breaks records in the NBA and helps the Celtics win – NBA

Neemias Koeta set a personal best in the NBA on Saturday night, contributing 14 points as the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (145-108). A few days after scoring 10 points against the Golden State Warriors, the Portuguese set a new personal record in the American Professional Basketball League, after he also achieved the second “double-double” in his career during 22.55 minutes he played against the Clippers. In his eighth game with the Celtics, in addition to 14 points (and three assists), with an efficiency of 57.1% on field goal attempts, he added 12 rebounds, being the most outstanding player in this chapter of the game, second. By Ivica Zubac (10), of the Clippers.

On Wednesday, Queta achieved his first double-double in the American Professional Basketball League against the Sacramento Kings, his former team.

Jayson Tatum (30 points) and Jaylen Brown (24 points) were Boston's top scorers, followed by Jrue Holiday (20).

In the Los Angeles team, Paul George (21 points), Zubac (16) and Daniel Theis (15) were the most prominent players.

The Boston Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with 22 wins and six defeats, while the Los Angeles Clippers rank sixth in the West with 17 wins and 12 losses.

Neemias Koita played 28 games in the NBA, eight of which were for the Boston Celtics, who signed him this season, 20 with the Sacramento Kings, 15 in the 2021/22 season, in his debut season, and only five in 2022/23. .

The 24-year-old Portuguese international forward was selected by the Sacramento Kings 39th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, becoming the first Portuguese player to play in the competition.

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Last season, he was hired by the Boston Celtics, on a two-way contract, which means that he will play for the main team, but also for the Maine Celtics, which competes in the Premier League.