Brad Stevens faces a challenge as he attempts to sort through his varied collection of bigs, but his starting five man appears to be coming into focus.
Daniel Theis started his second straight exhibition game in the middle during Sunday's 118-72 win over Cleveland, with the Celtics' first unit that much quicker for the center's presence, especially in the defensive end.
Theis finished with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting, three rebounds and a block.
The Celtics created all the space they would need in the first half, and with Jayson Tatum (four points, nine rebounds), Kemba Walker (12 points, 3-for-3 from three), Jaylen Brown (10 points, three assists, three rebounds) and Gordon Hayward sitting out the second half, Brad Stevens started the third quarter with his reserves, including Enes Kanter (five points, 3-for-4) in the paint.
Carsen Edwards, once again a quick-shooting pleasure for the Garden crowd to behold. The rookie guard uncorked an 11-point, 4-for-6 shooting performance.
Fellow rookie Romeo Langford's injury fortunes continue to get worse. After missing summer league while recovering from thumb surgery, and the first week of training camp due to a strained groin, Langford left for good early in the fourth quarter with a sprained right knee.