Celtics' Payton Pritchard scores 92 points in Pro-Am game

By , WEEI 93.7

If you needed any further proof of how dominant NBA players can be against lower levels of competition, Payton Pritchard provided it over the weekend.

Just a few days after former Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas put up 81 points in a Pro-Am game in Seattle, Pritchard dropped 92 in a Pro-Am game in Portland, Oregon to lead his team to a 165-163 win. He followed that up with 57 points in a second game.

While not putting up quite so many points, Pritchard had previously been dominating in the NBA Summer League, averaging a team-high 20.3 points and 8.7 assists per game for the undefeated Celtics while shooting 57.7% from three.

Pritchard missed the Celtics' most recent Summer League game for an excused absence, which turned out to be the Pro-Am tournament in Portland. The second-year guard announced afterwards that he would be returning to the Celtics for Tuesday night's Summer League championship game against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas.

The Celtics managed to improve to 4-0 even without Pritchard, beating the 76ers 100-80 on Saturday. Carsen Edwards stepped into Pritchard's lead point guard role, recording 16 points and seven assists.

Tuesday's final is set for 9 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN.

Check out some highlights from Pritchard's 92-point performance here:

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