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Celtics (3-0) vs Warriors (1-3) Vegas SL Game #4 7/13/17
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:09:34 PM »

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Boston Celtics (3-0) vs Golden State Warriors (1-3)
Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 PM ET
Las Vegas Summer League Game #4
NBA TV
Thomas and Mack 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

Possible Starting Lineup
Demetrius Jackson,  Kadeem Allen, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Ante Zizic

Injured

Abdel Nader (strained left calf)   questionable
Jaylen Brown (thigh bruise) questionable

Players to Watch

Jayson Tatum - The Celtics first round pick, #3 overall, will continue to have the spotlight on him throughout his first Summer League. In Utah, Tatum averaged 18.7 points on 46.8% shooting along with 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals.  He is also the player that most of his fellow players say has stood out in this year's Summer League. 
Demetrius Jackson -  After sitting out the final two games in Utah, Jackson was back on the court against the Lakers.  He finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.  Most importantly,  the Celtics are 4-0 with Jackson and 0-2 without him.  He finished against the Sixers with 14 points and 4 assists. 
Ante Zizic - The Celtics drafted Zizic 23rd in 2016.  He impressed this past season playing for David Blatt with Darüşşafaka Doğuş.  Blatt described him as having a nose for the ball and being unafraid of anything.   His play has gotten stronger with each game, as he is getting more used to the faster NBA game.  He had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 1 block against the Sixers. 
Semi Ojeleye - Ojeleye was projected to be drafted in the 20's but slid to the Celtics at 37.  He struggled somewhat in Utah, but came on strong in his first game in Vegas with 19 points including 5-9 from beyond the arc with 3 rebounds.  He played well once again vs the Blazers with 9 points and 5 rebounds.  Brad Stevens had a lot of good things to say about his defense after the Sixers game. 




Warriors Summer League Roster
12  Bryce Alford
18  Noah Allen
2   Jordan Bell
25  Chris Boucher
32  Jabari Brown
8  Elgin Cook
10  Deividas Dulkys
31  Dylan Ennis
33 Alex Hamilton
40  Justin Harper
15  Damian Jones
5   Kevon Looney
0   Patrick McCaw
6   Xavier Munford
7   Joe Rahon
19  Tai Webster
55  Darrell Williams
4   JaCorey Williams

Possible Starting Lineup
Alex Hamilton, Bryce Alford, Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell, Damian Jones

Players to Watch

Bryce Alford - Alford is the son of Steve Alford, who won a national championship with Indiana University and who coached Bryce at UCLA.  Bryce went undrafted in the 2017 draft.  He finished with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists against the Wolves.
Jordan Bell - Bell was the 38th pick in the 2017 draft, one pick behind the Celtics' Semi Ojeleye.  Bell finished with 6 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks against the Wolves. 
Elgin Cook - Cook played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D League last season.  He finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist against the Wolves. 
Patrick McCaw - McCaw played with the Warriors last season and finished with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists against the Wolves. 

Game Notes
The Celtics begin the Las Vegas Summer League playoffs with a game against the Golden State Warriors.  After losing all three preliminary games, the Warriors entered the tournament stage of Summer League as the 22nd seed with a 0-3 record. 

The winner of this game between the Celtics and the Warriors will face the winner of the 19th seed Sacramento Kings vs the 3rd seed Dallas Mavericks in the Quarterfinals on July 15th.  The Mavericks, like the Celtics, were 3-0 in preliminary play and had a bye on the first day of tournament play.   

Jaylen Brown bruised his thigh in the game vs the Sixers and is questionable for this game.  Abdel Nader missed the last 2 games with a strained calf and is also questionable for this game.  Brown and Nader were a big part of what the Celtics were doing and if either one can't play, they will need someone else to step up and give the Celtics a boost. 

Golden State’s Summer League roster is highlighted by current Warriors players Damian Jones, Kevon Looney and Patrick McCaw, who helped the Warriors win the title last season.  They also feature Jordan Bell, the 38th selection in the 2017 draft. Additionally, the Warriors include Jabari Brown, Elgin Cook and Alex Hamilton, who were all members of the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's D League team. 

The 6th seeded Celtics had a bye in the first round while the Warriors beat the Timberwolves to advance to a second-round game against  3-0 Boston.

Keys to the Game
Chemistry - Both of these teams have been together for long enough to begin building chemistry as a team.  We should see the benefits of this chemistry in the passing and the plays run on the court. 
Defense -  Defense is always a key to winning, whether in Summer League, regular season or especially in the playoffs.  The Celtics need to play tough defense to give themselves a chance to win. 
Rebound - Rebounding was one of the Celtics' weaknesses last season.  With Ante Zizic and Semi Ojeleye and Jayson Tatum,  hopefully the Celtics are in the process of remedying that weakness.
Injuries/Resting Players - The Celtics are a little banged up and it's always possible that the coaches decide to rest some players in order to get a better look at others.  The Celtics who play need to pick up their game and push themselves to get the win. 

Re: Celtics (3-0) vs Warriors (1-3) Vegas SL Game #4 7/13/17
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 11:12:03 PM »

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These games are all the sweeter knowing how soon they will be over!

Re: Celtics (3-0) vs Warriors (1-3) Vegas SL Game #4 7/13/17
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Second! Liam is faster, but I am in the starting lineup.  ;D

Tp tp flc for another great thread. And a tp for Liam for being fast.

Oh, and before I forget.....

Goooooooooooooooooooo baby Celtics! !   ;D
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Re: Celtics (3-0) vs Warriors (1-3) Vegas SL Game #4 7/13/17
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More Zizic! More Zizic!

More Tatum! More Tatum!

More Semi! More Semi!
This is where the rubber hits the road

Re: Celtics (3-0) vs Warriors (1-3) Vegas SL Game #4 7/13/17
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TP to liam, hwangjini_1, and trickybilly for being first to post in the game thread!!


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!! 

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GoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TP to FlCf.

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Tatum is doing so well and I'm very proud of him. People made a big deal that he had 0 assists in a game, but in SL some guys don't finish or execute. Also, in hs Tatum was a point-forward and according to Jeff Goodman (who has been pretty on about Tatum so far) Tatum focused more on extending his shooting range and scoring the ball while at Duke because that is what they needed from him. Tatum should be a true triple threat and once he starts playing with actual NBA players in CBS system he should flow and make the right choices.

Walter Mcarty says Tatum will come into training camp much improved. IMO he has more than 12 weeks after SL to improve his body, mind, and skills before the season.

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Anyone else think there is a good chance Tatum will eventually start at the 2 for us?

IT
Tatum
Hayward
Morris
Horford

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Anyone else think there is a good chance Tatum will eventually start at the 2 for us?

IT
Tatum
Hayward
Morris
Horford

No chance at all that Tatum is a 2. 
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
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Is Tatum going to be wearing his new jersey number?

RIP 7-11

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Go Celts. Kick some ass!!


I hate to lose more than I like to win
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As long as Brown and Tatum play. Celts will win!

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It will be the first of the 7 wins in a row the Celtics will get against Golden State in the period of 12 months after the 2017 Finals!!!

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Jaylen and Jayson are both out tonight (and presumably the rest of summer league).  It was a fun week!

Nader is also out. 

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Can we win the summer league tourney without brown and Tatum