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64-18 7-3 W2
50-32 6-4 W5
47-35 8-2 W8
32-50 5-5 L2
25-57 2-8 L4

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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 18.1 5.3 43.4 3.9 1.4
Post Season 8.6 1.5 62.5 1.8 0.4

Top Xavier Tillman News

  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Plays 11 minutes in Game 3 win

    Tillman closed with three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes during Wednesday's 106-99 win over Dallas in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

    It was Tillman, not Luke Kornet, who picked up the slack at center due to Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) being out. Coach Joe Mazzulla clearly preferred Tillman switching on Mavericks star Luka Doncic on pick-and-rolls, and the move paid off. Tillman got multiple stops when forced to guard Doncic. Tillman also hit a clutch corner three during a key second-half Boston scoring run. His four boards and two blocks were just what the Celtics needed while managing 38-year-old Al Horford's workload. Tillman and his teammates will look to finish the Finals in Dallas on Friday.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Available for Game 2

    Tillman (personal) is available for Thursday's Game 2 against the Pacers, Justin Turpin of WEEI.com reports.

    The reserve big has seen limited action throughout the playoffs, appearing in just three games -- one against Miami and two against Cleveland. With Kristaps Porzingis (calf) expected to be sidelined until at least Game 4, Al Horford has been seeing extended minutes. It's possible Tillman will be thrown into action in hopes of giving Horford some more rest time.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Game 2

    Tillman (personal) is questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers on Thursday, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman missed the Celtics' 133-128 overtime win in Game 1 due to the personal matter. While he could rejoin the Celtics in advance of Thursday's contest, his presence -- or lack thereof -- shouldn't have a major impact on head coach Joe Mazzulla's rotation. Tillman has appeared in just three games all postseason -- all in blowouts -- as Al Horford and Luke Kornet have covered most of the minutes at center while Kristaps Porzingis (calf) has been sidelined for each of the Celtics' last seven contests.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Won't be available for Game 1

    Tillman (personal) has been ruled out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Tillman will join Kristaps Porzingis (calf) as unavailable, but the former's absence shouldn't impact Boston's rotation, as he's appeared in just three of Boston's first 10 postseason contests. Al Horford and Luke Kornet should continue to handle all meaningful minutes at center in Game 1.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Game 1

    Tillman is questionable for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Pacers due to personal reasons, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman hasn't been a consistent part of the rotation during the playoffs, appearing in just three matchups and averaging 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game. While it's unclear whether he'll be available to begin the Eastern Conference Finals, his status shouldn't significantly impact the rotation.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Moves back to bench role

    Tillman is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Knicks.

    As expected, Tillman returns to the bench with Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring) in the starting unit. Tillman has averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds across 15.9 minutes per game when playing off the bench this season.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Thursday

    Tillman is questionable for Thursday's game against the Knicks due to right knee tendon irritation, Justin Turpin of WEEI.com reports.

    Tillman is being listed as questionable for the first game of a back-to-back set, along with Al Horford (toe) and Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring), so the Celtics could be very thin up front Thursday night. If all these guys are out, Luke Kornet and Oshae Brissett could be forced into major minutes. Check back for another update on Tillman following Thursday's shootaround.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Starting vs. Milwaukee

    Tillman is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, Justin Turpin of WEEI.com reports.

    Tillman will move to the starting lineup Tuesday and anchor the frontcourt in a game where Boston will miss Al Horford (toe) and Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring). Tillman is averaging 7.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a starter this season, though it'll be only his second one in a Boston uniform.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Good to go Thursday

    Tillman (knee) is available for Thursday's game versus the Hawks, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman has been upgraded from questionable to available Thursday after missing Boston's previous contest due to left knee inflammation. With Al Horford (toe) out, Tillman could receive increased playing time.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Participates in shootaround

    Tillman (knee) was active in shootaround ahead of Thursday's game versus the Hawks, Bobby Manning of CelticsBlog reports.

    Tillman is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's contest due to left knee inflammation. However, Tillman's participation in shootaround is a good sign of his availability against Atlanta.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Thursday

    Tillman (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hawks, John Karalis of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    Tillman is in danger of missing a second straight game due to a swollen left knee. If he's sidelined again, Luke Kornet and Oshae Brissett would be candidates for a few extra minutes off the bench.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Ruled out for Monday

    Tillman (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Atlanta, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman appeared in the last seven games but will be unavailable Monday due to his knee injury. He'll have a few days to rest before Thursday's rematch against Atlanta, but it's unclear whether he'll be ready to return by then.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Monday

    Tillman is questionable Monday against Atlanta due to left knee swelling, Justin Turpin of WEEI.com reports.

    Left knee issues have plagued Tillman throughout this season, so a resurfacing of the injury designation is notable. He logged just 11 minutes in Saturday's win over Chicago after averaging 18.5 minutes across six prior appearances, so his status for Monday's game is murky.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Coming off bench

    Tillman will return to a reserve role in Saturday's game against the Bulls, Sean Grande of NBC Sports Boston reports.

    Tillman will come off the bench in favor of Luke Kornet. The 25-year-old has averaged 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 16.2 minutes in 30 games as a reserve this season.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Joins starting lineup

    Tillman is starting Friday's game against the Pistons, Sean Grande of NBC Sports Boston reports.

    Tillman is set to make his first start as a member of the Celtics due to the absence of Al Horford (toe) and Jayson Tatum (ankle). The Michigan State product has logged double-digit minutes off the bench in five straight matchups, averaging 3.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists over that stretch.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Grabs eight boards in win

    Tillman amassed seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), eight rebounds, one assist and one steal over 27 minutes in Tuesday's 123-107 road win over the Jazz.

    Tillman's 27 minutes of run were driven by the absence of both Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring) and Al Horford (toe). Still, Tillman produced solid numbers off the bench, which led to a plus-14 point differential rating. Since Boston acquired Tillman at the deadline, minutes have been erratic for both Tillman and Luke Kornet. But both were able to shine in this last contest of a five-game road trip. Expect Tillman's minutes to decrease Thursday when the Celtics return home to face the Suns.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Carving out bench role

    Tillman had two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 13 minutes during Thursday's 115-109 loss to Denver.

    Tillman has played double-digit minutes in three of Boston's last four contests after being out of the rotation to start his Celtics tenure. His lack of playing time early on with the Celtics may have been due to a knee injury, but now that he's 100 percent healthy, the veteran forward appears to have surpassed Luke Kornet in Boston's rotation. While Tillman has carved out a bench role, he's not playing enough to warrant attention in fantasy.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Gets light run in blowout

    Tillman (knee) tallied two points (1-1 FG) and one block in three minutes Thursday in the Celtics' 129-112 win over the Bulls.

    Tillman made his Celtics debut Thursday after he hadn't been available since being acquired from the Grizzlies on Feb. 7 while he continued to recover from a left knee injury. He found himself outside of head coach Joe Mazzulla's rotation, however, as Tillman didn't check into the game until 2:33 remained in the fourth quarter, when the Celtics were up by 18 points. Tillman looks like he'll need at least one or two of Boston's regular rotation players to be out for a given game in order to play meaningful minutes.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Available for Thursday's game

    Tillman (knee) is available for Thursday's game against Chicago, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman has been dealing with a left knee injury in recent weeks and hasn't yet been able to make his debut for the Celtics after being traded from Memphis to Boston in early February. However, he'll be able to suit up as the Celtics resume play following the All-Star break. The 25-year-old should compete with Luke Kornet for reserve center minutes now that he's healthy.

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  • Celtics' Xavier Tillman: Won't play Wednesday

    Tillman (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nets, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.

    Tillman continues to deal with a knee injury and will be unable to suit up for his new team before the All-Star break. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to action.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 25
School: Michigan St.
Experience: 3