The Boston Celtics exited the preseason with a 121-100 loss to the Miami Heat.

The game’s atmosphere made it feel like it was a regular season game, with both teams playing their key guys for the bulk of the game and displayed high energy on both ends of the floor. Despite the loss, there were a lot of positives from the Celtics new and returning players.

Dennis Schröder proved that he might be the key to unlocking the best version of the Celtics offense. He scored 13 points on 6-for-11 from the field and added in six assists.

The Celtics guard displayed his playmaking ability by beating defenders off the dribble and dumping the ball off to the open man. He also proved that he can be a threat in the pick and roll because of his quick decision-making.

Another bright spot for the Celtics was Romeo Langford. Langford finished with 18 points on a very efficient shooting outing. He went 7-for-9 from the field and 4-for-6 from three-point land.

The 21-year-old is steadily making strides to improve his game as he enters his third season and is poised to take on a larger role for the C’s.

This preseason showed that the Celtics will likely have their best supporting cast in a while. If their star players remain healthy then they could prove to be better than anticipated.

The Celtics will return to action and begin their regular season against the Knicks on October 20th.

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