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Celtics (1-0) at Spurs (0-1) Utah SL Game 2 7/5/17
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Boston Celtics (1-0) vs San Antonio Spurs (0-1)
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
7:00 PM ET
Utah Jazz Summer League Game 2
NBA TV
Jon M Huntsman Center




Celtics Summer League Roster
45 Kadeem Allen
52 Rosco Allen
26 Jabari Bird
7 Jaylen Brown
38 Perrin Buford
9 Demetrius Jackson
63 Landen Lucas
51 Abdel Nader
37 Semi Ojeleye
28 Terran Petteway
40 Scoochie Smith
11 Jayson Tatum
60 Trevor Thompson
46 Scott Wood
54 Ante Zizic

Starters Last Game
Demetrius Jackson, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Ante Zizic

Players to Watch

Jayson Tatum - The Celtics first round pick, #3 overall, will continue to have the spotlight on him.  He finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds in his first game, including the game winner.  What will he do to follow that?   
Abdel Nader - Nader, the 58th pick in last year's draft played last season with the Red Claws and was named D-League Rookie of the Year.  He had 13 points and 7 rebounds in his first game and seems to be making a case for a roster spot. 
Semi Ojeleye - Ojeleye was projected to be drafted in the 20's but slid to the Celtics at 37.  He didn't make much of an impression in his first game but is still a player to keep an eye on. 
Ante Zizic - The Celtics drafted Zizic 23rd in 2016.  He impressed this past season playing for David Blatt with Darüşşafaka Doğuş.  He finished his first game with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 1 block and showed some of the physical game that he is known for. 




Spurs Summer League Roster
28 Livio Jean Charles
15 Jaron Blossomgame
5 Dejounte Murray
25 Cady Lalanne
43 Ben Bentil
19 Cleanthony Early
55 Cory Jefferson
22 Olivier Hanlan
45 Shayne Whittington
24 James Robinson
11 Bryn Forbes
18 Jeff Ledbetter
42 Davis Bertans
4 Derrick White

Starters Last Game
Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray, Jaron Blossomgame, Davis Bertans, Shayne Whittington

Players to Watch

Ben Bentil - Bentil was a second round pick of the Celtics in 2016 but did not make the roster.  He was picked up the the Pacers for their D-League team for the season.  He finished his first game with the Spurs with 5 points 3 rebounds and may look to make the Celtics regret letting him go. 
Bryn Forbes - Forbes went undrafted in the 2016 draft but made the Spurs team on the basis of a strong Summer League performance.  He got little playing time his rookie season and is back for his second Summer League with the Spurs.   In his first game he finished with 12 points. 
Davis Bertans - Latvian power forward Davis Bertans was signed last year by the Spurs and played sparingly.  He finished his first SL game this year with 12 points. 
Derrick White - White was the 2017 first round pick of the Spurs, 29th overall.  He was the Spurs high scorer in their first game with 13 points. 

Keys to the Game
Chemistry - Summer League teams are thrown together and have 4 or 5 practices before they have to compete and so chemistry is something that they have to develop as they go.  The teams that develop it quicker will have the advantage. 
Defense - Whether it is Summer League or regular season or playoffs, defense is always a key to winning games.  Every team needs a few players who make defense their priority. 
Player Development - Summer League games are tough to predict as coaches often experiment and play different guys at the end of the bench while sitting their best players in order to evaluate all of the players on the team and to give them a chance to play.  Players need to step up when they get their chance. 

Game Notes
It's always a guessing game as to who will start and who will play in Summer League games since coaches like to get a look at a lot of different players and combinations.    We probably won't see the same starting line up in this game as started the first game.

Jaylen Brown probably won't play 30 minutes again but we still should see plenty of Jayson Tatum.  The Celtics also will likely play Abdel Nadir and Semi Ojeleye plenty of minutes in order to evaluate their chances of making the roster for the season. 
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Go Celtics! 7/11 baby!
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First game of the Gordon Hayward era!

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TP FL  -- great thread as always

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Wow wow I made the starting five!

Thanks flc and a tp.  And...



Goooooooooooo baby Celtics!  ;D

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TP to max215,    greece666, footey, slamtheking, and    hwangjini_1 for being first to post in the game thread!   (I'm in a very giving mood since Gordon Hayward is a Celtic!!!! )

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!!! !

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Isn't that Danny Green? I may be seeing things.

That's def. a pic of Green unless  Spurs found his twin .
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Is Demetrius Jackson still on the roster?

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Scoochie Smith vs Jaron Blossomgame.


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Scoochie Smith vs Jaron Blossomgame.

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Looking forward to the 7/11 crew do their thing tonight. Also hoping for a better look at Semi on the offensive end with a few more touches in this game.

Go Celtics!
Let's Go Celtics!!

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Now that the Hayward thing is done we can really enjoy tonight's game. I would like to see more of the same from JB with less turnovers and I want to see JT get it going a little earlier. More Zizic and more Semi.

Go Celts!!


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Isn't that Danny Green? I may be seeing things.

That's def. a pic of Green unless  Spurs found his twin .

Haha I thought the same thing
I'm bitter.

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Nice game notes FlCelts, really valuable insight at this time of year with many relative unknown players.

It feels like the regular season with something happening every day...a game, a signing, a trade, etc.