Chris Babb makes a splash Celtics debut

In an exhibition game vs. the Knicks, the Boston Celtics were down by 23 points with eight minutes to play on Wednesday night. Then, Chris Babb checked in. The Knicks went on to win the game 103-102, but Babb left his mark. 

The former Cyclones went 4-for-6 from the field (4-for-5) from 3-point range and recorded 12 points in his NBA debut. The stats were great, but what head coach Brad Stevens said after the game about Babb was even better. 

“Chris Babb has been one of the best workers, had one of the best attitudes, and been one of the best teammates in there from Day 1," Stevens said. "So it’s not a shock at all that he went in and did what he did. We have been huge fans of his since he walked in the building." 

Babb was the first training camp invitee to see action in the preseason for Boston. Right now, things are looking very positive for the former Cyclone when it comes to making the team. 

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.