Boston Celtics (2-0) vs Sacramento Kings (1-3)
Thursday, July 18
6:30 PM ET
Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Game Thread
As a testament to the play of the Celtics' team, the game will be shown live on NBA-TV. Originally, the schedule was for this game to be shown on tape delay at 3:00 AM. Instead, they moved this one to be shown live and the Cavs/Timberwolves game has been moved to the 3 AM slot. Also, for those who get CSNNE, you will have the treat of having the game televised by the Celtics announcers on that channel as well.
The Celtics will try to keep their unbeaten record in Vegas alive as they face a Kings squad that hasn't had much success this week. Their only win came against the winless Lakers (why does it feel so good to say those words together? "winless Lakers") The Kings are playing in their final Vegas team and would love to salvage a 2-3 record for the week. The Celtics are going to need to play well to win this because the Kings are going to try to end their summer league action on a high note.
An individual matchup to watch in this game is 6'9" Thomas Robinson, who was the 5th pick in the draft, vs the Celtics' first round pick, Jared Sullinger. Robinson is averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds per game in Summer League while Sully is averaging 10.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Should be a fun game to watch.
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
Lue, Tyronn ** Summer League Coach
8 Akognon, Josh+ G 5-11 185 Cal State Fullerton/USA
24 Christopher, Patrick+ G 6-5 210 California/USA
7 Fredette, Jimmer+ G 6-2 195 Brigham Young/USA
18 Gabriel, Kenny+ F 6-8 209 Auburn/USA
30 Gates, Yancy+ F 6-9 260 Cincinnati/USA
40 Gilchrist, Augustus+ F 6-10 241 South Florida/USA
41 Jackson, Darnell+ F 6-9 253 Kansas, BC Donetsk (Ukraine)/USA
9 Johnson, Dominique+ G 6-3 195 Azusa Pacific/USA
16 Jones, Jarrod+ F 6-9 234 Ball State/USA
10 Jones, Lazeric+ G 6-1 187 UCLA/USA
31 Kurz, Rob+ F 6-9 232 Notre Dame, SLUC Nancy (France)/USA
35 Lee, Michael+ F 6-9 215 St. Bonaventure/USA
26 Mitchell, Tony+ F 6-6 210 Alabama/USA
17 Nunnally, James+ G 6-7 205 UC Santa Barbara/USA
19 Oliver, Adrian+ G 6-4 210 San Jose State, Aris B.C. (Greece)
0 Robinson, Thomas+ F 6-9 240 Kansas/USA
45 Sosa, Edgar+ G 6-2 170 Louisville/Dominican Republic
33 Whiteside, Hassan+ C 7-0 235 Marshall/USA
29 Young, Alex+ G-F 6-6 212 IUPUI/USA
* = Orlando, + = Las Vegas
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