But while the Celts played the Yugoslavian national team in the first doubleheader in Madrid that year, Ainge made sure to catch the 6-foot-5 guard’s performance in Real Madrid’s win over Scavolini Pesaro. “I was really intrigued by him watching him play in the first game,” Ainge said. “I had read and heard about him and how dominant he was over there in Europe. He’d had 60-point games and something like a 40-point average in a five- or six-game stretch. I remember just really being impressed with him and the players.”