WATCH: Payton Pritchard scores career-high 28 points vs. Thunder (4/27)

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One of the very few bright spots for the Celtics in Tuesday night’s disappointing 119-115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder was the performance from rookie Payton Pritchard.

Pritchard scored a career-high 28 points along with 3 rebounds and 4 assists on 9-of-16 shooting from the field.

With Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker out, the rookie stepped up alongside All-Star Jaylen Brown to keep the Celtics within range before ultimately falling short.

Pritchard, who signed a shoe deal with Nike this week, has proven a vital piece to the Celtics puzzle coming off the bench. Come playoff time, Boston will need the rookie to be effective if the Celtics are to make some noise.

Check out the highlight video of Prichard’s career-high performance in the clip above, produced by Celtics fan videographer Tomasz Kordylewski.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!