Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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Atlanta Hawks (1-1) vs Celtics (0-0)
Monday, July 16
4:00 PM ET
NBA-TV
Cox Pavillion, Las Vegas, NV
Game Thread 

After a very successful week in Orlando, where they compiled a 4-1 record, the Celtics Summer League team  will attempt to continue to shine as they take on new competition in Vegas.  First up for the Celtics will be the Atlanta Hawks, who have already played 2 games in Vegas with mixed results.  They beat the Wizards 102-82 on the opening day of Vegas SL and then lost to the Spurs SL entry on Sunday, 82-76.  
Unlike many of the teams in Vegas with top draft picks, we won't notice many big names on the Hawks since they didn't pick until 23rd in the draft.  Hawks picked G John Jenkins out of Vanderbilt with the 23rd pick and they drafted F Mike Scott out of Virginia with the 43rd pick.  Both are on the team.  Former Laker C Derrick Caracter is vying for a spot on the team as is Paul Millsap's brother Elijah.   F Pape Sy, who played for the Hawks in the '10-'11 season is also on the team. 
On a positive note for the Celtics, Dionte Christmas is remaining with the Celtics this week.  He originally planned to join the Rockets' entry in Vegas but enjoyed much success with the Celtics in Orlando and decided that his best chance to gain a training camp invite was to stick with the Celtics.   The Celtics must decide whether to guarantee E'Twaun Moore's contract at the end of this week and it's possible that Moore and Christmas are playing for the same spot on the team.  These two will be worth watching this week, as will Sean Williams whose contract is also due to be decided on at the end of the week.  
The lights shine a bit brighter in Vegas and there are fans in the stands and some of the competition will be a bit tougher and the Celtics will need to step it up this week if they want to replicate the success they had last week in Orlando.   



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
 12     Johnson, JaJuan*+     F     6-10     221     Purdue
 43     Joseph, Kris*+     F     6-7     215     Syracuse
 52     Lasme, Stephane*+     F     6-8     215     Massachusetts
 13     Melo, Fab*+     C     7-0     255     Syracuse
 55     Moore, E'Twaun*+     G     6-4     191     Purdue
 53     Owens, Larry*+                    n/a
 41     Smith, Jamar*+     G     6-3     185     Southern Indiana
 7     Sullinger, Jared*+     F     6-9     280     Ohio State
 56     Williams, Sean*+     C-F     6-10     235     Boston College
* = Orlando, + = Las Vegas
HEAD COACH   
Rivers, Doc
ASSISTANT COACHES   
Hill, Armond
Eastman, Kevin
Longabardi, Mike
Lue, Tyronn ** Summer League Coach
Young, Jamie



13     Benson, Keith+     F-C     6-11     230     Oakland/USA
 31     Butch, Brian+     C     6-11     240     Wisconsin/USA
 45     Caracter, Derrick+     C     6-9     275     Texas-El Paso/USA
 11     Carter, Paul+     F     6-8     203     Illinois-Chicago/USA
      Hansborough, Ben+                    n/a
 22     Hassell, Frank+     F     6-9     255     Old Dominion/USA
 20     Hazell, Jeremy+     G     6-5     180     Seton Hall/USA
  3     James, Delroy+     F     6-8     225     Rhode Island/Guyana
 12     Jenkins, John+     G     6-4     215     Vanderbilt/USA
  8     Millsap, Elijah+     G     6-6     215     Alabama-Birmingham/USA
 32     Scott, Mike+     F     6-8     237     Virginia/USA
 25     Shurna, John+     F     6-9     215     Northwestern/USA
 14     Smith, Jerry+     G     6-2     190     Louisville/USA
 19     Sy, Pape+     G-F     6-7     210     BCM Gravelines/France
 10     Taylor, Jordan+     G     6-1     195     Wisconsin/USA
  4     Wanamaker, Brad+     G     6-4     210     Pittsburgh/USA
      Williams, Jordan+                    n/a
* = Orlando, + = Las Vegas
HEAD COACH   
Drew, Larry
ASSISTANT COACHES   
Conner, Lester
Bender, Bob
Gattison, Kenny
Hill, Tyrone
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