Originally posted on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 7/19/12
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Boston Celtics (2-0) vs Sacramento Kings (1-3)
Thursday, July 18
6:30 PM ET
NBA-TV, CSNNE
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
HEAD COACH   
Rivers, Doc
ASSISTANT COACHES   
Hill, Armond
Eastman, Kevin
Longabardi, Mike
Lue, Tyronn ** Summer League Coach
Young, Jamie


 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
HEAD COACH   
Smart, Keith
ASSISTANT COACHES   
Eyen, Jim
Jackson, Bobby
English, Alex


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