Over the weekend, Payton Pritchard erupted for a 92-point performance and then followed it with an incredible 57-point triple-double performance, leading Team Pritchard to win the 2021 Portland Pro-Am Championship.
Payton Pritchard has been on fire this past week. The Boston Celtics shooting guard has been everywhere on social media for his incredible 92-point performance.
Yes, you read that absolutely correct. The 23-year-old represented Team Pritchard at the 2021 Portland Pro-Am Championship this summer. And over the weekend, dropped a surreal 92-point and 8-rebounds performance, in a 165-163 win, to help his team advance to the finals of the tournament. And With his jaw-dropping 92-point night, Payton eclipsed Former MVP candidate Isaias Thomas and his recent 81-point performance at a Seattle Pro-Am Game.
Payton Pritchard ( @paytonpritch3 ) had 92 points and Mike James ( @TheNatural_05 ) had 70 points 8 assists in the Portland Pro am 🤯🤯🔥 the buckets off the dribble are nasty 🎥 @ssvisualworks pic.twitter.com/GKL81wrOwJ
— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) August 15, 2021
Pritchard just didn’t stop there. After an unbelievable 92-point night, the former Oregon Duck had an outstanding 57-point, 15 rebounds and 12 assists triple-double to help his team defeat ICP Portland 160-133 to win the 2021 Portland Pro-Am Championship.
NBA Twitter can’t stop raving about Payton Pritchard and his incredible Pro-Am performances
As soon as Pritchard’s performances went viral on social media, NBA Twitter just couldn’t stop talking about him. While a few fans were in awe of his performances, there was also a group of critiques who didn’t appreciate him cause “he couldn’t do the same in an NBA game”.
Payton Pritchard said: pic.twitter.com/a0viEMFnFU
— Matt🇲🇽 (@Mattfm8) August 16, 2021
Isaiah Thomas after Payton Pritchard’s 92-PT game pic.twitter.com/juYVfheOZc
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) August 15, 2021
payton pritchard literally everytime he steps onto the court: pic.twitter.com/M9mxQ035NI
— smarfwater™ (@smarfwater) August 13, 2021
Playing against people who have day jobs tho
— Tyler (@tylerjasin) August 16, 2021
Do it in a real game
— guap (@guapszn_) August 16, 2021
After such massive performances, Payton revealed he would fly back to Las Vegas in time to play the Championship game. In the 3 games, he played at the Summer League, Pritchard averaged 20.3 points and 8.7 assists per game on 57.7% shooting from beyond the arc.
Will Pritchard be able to cap off such an incredible week with a Summer League Championship? Fans will have to tune in on Tuesday at 6 PM ET, to watch Payton in action against an undefeated Sacramento Kings team.