Found July 08, 2013 on Celtics Spot:
Following yesterday's loss, the Boston Celtics bounced back in a big way this afternoon, defeating the Detroit Pistons 93-63. With the win, the Celtics became just the fifth team in Summer League history to knock off another squad by 30 or more points. Although it's just the Summer League, that's a pretty impressive achievement considering these guys have only been playing together for a few days. Yesterday it was Kelly Olynyk who stole the show but today two others emerged while leading the Cs to victory.  From the opening tip the Celtics were firing on all cylinders, playing stagnant defense and turning it into quick and easy buckets on the other end. Surprisingly enough it was Phil Pressey who played the role of defensive catalyst. Pressey's constant on-ball pressure forced Pistons guard, Peyton Siva, to take bad shots, force passes, and turn the ball over. As a result the Celtics were able to hold Detroit to just 27.7% shooting from the field and 32% from beyond the arc. Sure, he may have only recorded one steal today but the box score doesn't do Pressey's importance to the team's defensive efforts any justice whatsoever.  As far as the offensive end of the floor is concerned it was Darius Johnson-Odom's world and we were all just living in it. The second year man out of Marquette poured in 22 points on an efficient 8-14 shooting from the field, including 2-3 from downtown. DJO was playing like a man possessed and with good reason. Johnson-Odom was anything but impressive against the Orlando Magic as he eked out 5 points on a pedestrian 1-8 shooting.  By now you're most likely saying to yourself, "Yeah, yeah but how did Kelly Olynyk do!?" "The Big KO," as he's known as now on NBATV, was once again very impressive. Olynyk poured in 13 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and also came up with 5 steals. But it's not the actual numbers that make me so excited to see him play with the big boys this year, it's the way he goes about achieving those marks. KO has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor. His footwork in the post is a thing of beauty and his shooting stroke is equally as pretty. As long as he continues to work hard on defense he'll have no problem contributing right away for the Celtics. Unfortunately following all this great news has to be some bad. Fab Melo was pretty bad today. He did take three charges which shows he's willing to do whatever it takes to help his team but its seems like whenever he takes a step forward, he takes two steps back. Melo was solid yesterday but today it was as if he forgot everything he's learned. He was blocked at the rim numerous times and he continues to fumble the passes he's on the receiving end of. At this point the big guy out of Syracuse is starting to really worry me. Especially when you consider the fact that Andre Drummond didn't even play today. If he had, who knows what would've happened to Fab. But Melo has two more games and then camp to impress Brad Stevens and Co. If he doesn't then he might be in a world of trouble as far as his basketball career goes. The Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers tomorrow morning at 11:00 am EST.  Follow @TimMacLean_
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