Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 7/22/12

NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Will Sheridan #50 of the Villanova Wildcats boxes out Hilton Armstrong #11 of the Connecticut Huskies during their semifinal game of the Big East Championship Tournament on March 12, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Huskies won 84-67. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics (2-2) vs Los Angeles Clippers (1-3)
Sunday, July 22
6:00 PM ET
NBA-TV, CSNNE

Game Thread

The Celtics close out their two weeks of Summer League action with a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.  Both teams played last night but Boston played in the late game while LA played at 8:30.  Also, this is the Celtics 10th game in 14 days while the Clippers have just played 5 games over 6 days.  Fatigue could have an impact on the game. 

The Celtics roster was down to 9 players but somehow they added a couple more after the trade in Othello Hunter, previously of the Bobcats, and Garret Stutz, previously of the Timberwolves.  The Clippers have 14 players at their disposal.

Players to watch for the Clippers include 6'11" F/C Hilton Armstrong, who has 5 years of pro experience and will match up with Jared Sullinger at PF.  Armstrong is averaging 7.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.  Another player to watch is 2 time NBA Champ Adam Morrison who will likely match up with Dionte Christmas.  Morrison is averaging 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. 

Celtics players to watch are Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith, both of whom have earned a camp invite, and in the case of Christmas, maybe even a spot in the roster.   Both teams will play hard and try to end their Vegas experience with a win.  This should be another entertaining game. Once again, the game will be televised on both NBA-TV and CSNNE. 



63     Brackins, Craig*+     F     6-10     230     Iowa State
 50     Christmas, Dionte*+     G     6-5     205     Temple
 40     Gibson, Jonathan*+     G     6-1     171     New Mexico State
 43     Joseph, Kris*+     F     6-7     215     Syracuse
 52     Lasme, Stephane*+     F     6-8     215     Massachusetts
 13     Melo, Fab*+     C     7-0     255     Syracuse
 53     Owens, Larry*+                    n/a
 41     Smith, Jamar*+     G     6-3     185     Southern Indiana
 7     Sullinger, Jared*+     F     6-9     280     Ohio State
     Hunter, Othello+                    n/a
     Stutz, Garret+                    n/a
* = Orlando, + = Las Vegas
HEAD COACH  
Rivers, Doc
ASSISTANT COACHES  
Hill, Armond
Eastman, Kevin
Longabardi, Mike
Lue, Tyronn ** Summer League Coach
Young, Jamie


     Anderson, Larry+                    n/a
 9     Armstrong, Hilton+     C-F     6-11     235     Connecticut/USA
 14     Battle, Talor+     G     6-0     170     PennState/USA
 12     Bledsoe, Eric+     G     6-1     195     Kentucky/USA
 21     Hubbard, Marcus+     C     6-9     230     AngeloState/USA
 31     Hunter, Chris+     F-C     6-11     250     Michigan/USA
 23     Leslie, Travis+     G     6-4     205     Georgia/USA
 2     McConnell, Mickey+     G     6-0     190     SaintMary-s/USA
 52     McGhee, Gary+     C     6-11     250     Pittsburgh/USA
 22     Moore, Cameron+     F     6-10     230     UniversityofAlabama-Birm./USA
 35     Morrison, Adam+     F     6-8     205     Gonzaga/USA
 33     Thompkins, Trey+     F     6-10     245     Georgia/USA
 24     White, Terrico+     G     6-5     213     Mississippi/USA
 34     Wright, Antoine+     F     6-7     215     TexasA&M/USA
* = Orlando, + = Las Vegas
HEAD COACH  
Del Negro, Vinny
ASSISTANT COACHES  
Iavaroni, Marc
Demopoulos, Dean
Pack, Robert

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