Former Iowa State basketball guard, Chris Babb, played extended minutes for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Oct 11, 2013; Newark, DE, USA; Boston Celtics guard Chris Babb (52) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson (9) during the fourth quarter at Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 97-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Babb recorded five points and five rebounds in a 108-88 in the Celtics’ loss to the Golden State Warriors. He shot 2-of-5 from the field overall, the majority of his attempts coming from downtown (1-of-4 from 3-point range). He played for 24 minutes, and this would be the first time he received significant minutes in an NBA game.
It is the second consecutive game that Babb appeared in for the Celtics. He appeared for a couple minutes in a 102-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers, but didn’t make any significant production.
Despite being in the Eastern Conference, which features two teams currently in the playoffs with a losing record of five games under .500 or worse, Boston is realistically out of it being seven games back of the eighth-place Atlanta Hawks with around 20 games left in the regular season.
Of course, the way the Hawks are playing recently, especially after getting demolished by the Portland Trail Blazers and giving up 129 points to the Phoenix Suns, anything is possible as they currently ride a four-game losing streak.