Evan Fournier is coming off arguably the best game of his young Boston Celtics tenure, posting 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field during Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He’ll look to extend his hot shooting streak into Wednesday, as the 28-year-old will once again be asked to shoulder a significant scoring load with All-Star Jaylen Brown out of the lineup with a sprained ankle.
Beyond that, there’s also the looming aspect of a revenge game for Fournier, who will face off with the Orlando Magic, his former team of nearly seven years.
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Fournier on Return to Orlando: ‘I Moved On’
Despite averaging nearly 20.0 points per game for the Magic this season, Fournier was shipped to Beantown at the trade deadline in exchange for two future second-round picks and veteran guard Jeff Teague — a player who was waived before even arriving in Central Florida.
Yet, despite the table being set for a “revenge game,” don’t expect the Celtics swingman to take the court at Amway Center with any personal vendettas.
“I had a great time in Orlando, but I moved on,” Fournier told reporters Tuesday, via The Athletic’s Jared Weiss. “Playing for the Celtics is a great opportunity and I’m fully here. I don’t have any extra motivation or anything to play against the Magic. I just want to get the win and go home.”
More to come…